Saturday, December 22, 2012

Icing On the Cake

Our first Winter storm dumped nearly one foot of snow all around us when the blizzard passed through earlier this week.  The weather is expected to be cold enough to keep the snow intact until Christmas.  Mother Nature is planning to sprinkle a light layer of frosting on Christmas Eve, just in time to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

I ventured out yesterday for the first time since the storm.  Overturned semis dotted the I-80, some of them jackknifed and crunched up like soda cans someone angrily stomped on.  Abandoned vehicles littered the ditches, reminding me that my daughter's wish for a white Christmas is actually a nightmare for some.  There is something sinister about the almost invisible layer of glazed ice on the roads known as black ice.

No matter how picturesque your view is today, beware of the evil lurking in the shadows of your life. It can't stand the real meaning of Christmas and will do anything to cause a distraction.  My family will bake a cake on Christmas day to celebrate Jesus' birthday.  Mother Nature is in charge of the icing on the cake.

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