My beloved little city of Greenville falls geographically right along Interstate 85 in the upstate of South Carolina - a marker that also seems to serve as the "rain/snow" line for many a winter storm. The usual result, for those of us who like to see a good snowstorm every now and again, is disappointment; a forecast calling for a couple inches of snow in our area usually winds up being nothing more than a cold rain. (By the way -- all of this makes it very tricky for us to make a decision to cancel worship! Safety is our top priority, but there's always a touch of skepticism about the forecasts in our area!
This time was different, however: the forecasts were, by and large, spot on. My family awoke this morning to several inches of snow covering the ground, with a heavy sleet falling on top of it for a hard, icy top layer. There really is no reason for anyone to be out, unless the mode of transportation is a sled.
In any case, with worship and other activities canceled - I sat down this morning to film a special "snow day edition" of my recap video series, with some highlights of the sermon I would have preached on Luke 1:68-79. Grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, and snuggle in for a miniature devotion. (And St. Giles folks -- today's a great day to catch up on the Advent A to Z and Journey into the Light devotional booklets if, like us, you've fallen behind!)
Stay safe, dry, and warm today, friends!
Luke 1:68-79 (CEB)
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