Winter now drapes it's white blanket over the barren trees and it's chilly fingers carress the waters as they freeze in it's grasp. Yet, the forest looks almost joyful for it knows what awaits at Winter's end....the Rebirth of Spring!
You cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season.
The essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come
from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
When my heart was grieved
and my spirit embittered,
I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before you.
Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.
Psalms 73: 21 - 28 (NIV)