Inspiration For Those Stuck in the Snow

It’s been a brutal winter for those of us in the eastern two thirds of the United States. In my area, Buffalo NY, we’ve already received over 100 inches (250 cm) 0f snow, and they say more is on the way.

If you too are tired of the snow and cold, or facing a different type of relentless negativity in your life, I will share a message I heard this morning on a Christian radio station. It said, “this Footprints thing works great in the snow too”. In case you’re not familiar, it refers to the famous story of a person looking back on their life from Heaven. They see footprints in the sand…their own and those of Jesus. However, the person becomes bothered by the fact that during the most difficult times in their life, there is only one set of footprints. The person asks Jesus why this is, since they were always told Jesus would be with them during the toughest times. It is them that Jesus reassures that the footprints were not the individual’s, but His because it was during those most trying times that “I carried you”.

Indeed, the same is true for the snow. If you are tired of the snow and cold, or you are just facing difficult circumstances overall, leave only one set of footprints in the snow…those of Jesus as He carries you. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

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5 Responses to Inspiration For Those Stuck in the Snow

  1. Don’t worry, summer occurs on July 18th in Buffalo and then Fall will appear. 🙂 Sorry to rub it in but it’s 75 in Arizona and gloriously sunny – probably because I’m here, 🙂 ooops, didn’t I just write about confidence verses conceit? Blessings and prayers to survive your brutal weather,

    • joedalio says:

      Ellie…your comment about summer starting late July is the common joke for here, but I believe it’s going to be true this year. Please don’t feel bad about rubbing it in. I’m the fool who chose to live here 🙂 Seriously, as much as we’re used to difficult winters, EVERYONE here has had enough. I was gone for 10 days of it, and I rarely complain. Yet these days I’m on top of the list in that department. If it keeps up, it won’t be long before I’m in your 75 degree area…permanently!! Thanks for the prayers, and have a wonderful day 🙂

  2. Nadyess says:

    I can’t believe here in the Netherlands we have been waiting for the winter to come and it never came and you being stuck there with all the snow….. I think all the snow went your direction. Sorry about that, but let me send you warm wishes and a smile. Hopefully it helps to forget about the snow even if for a few minutes. 🙂 Have a beautiful and blessed day Joe!

    • joedalio says:

      Thank you! The warm wishes and smiles will last far beyond the next few minutes 🙂 just thinking…I’ve always wanted to visit the Netherlands, and you want snow. Want to trade? If only it was that easy. Have a great day 🙂

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