Sweet Jesus, It’s Cold!

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I cannot believe how cold it is here in North Carolina this morning. 14 degrees! We are not well equipped for that kind of cold around here. Winter weather is our nemesis for sure. Last year, 3 inches of snow led to school being cancelled for a week! If you are reading this in the Northern US I know what you are thinking: BABIES!

For a cold day like today the problem isn’t that we don’t have gloves, hats, and heavy winter coats. It is that we so seldom need these items, and when we do need them, no one knows where the heck they hiding. At my house, we have had winter items in the garage in a bag for years and years. However, when you wake up to temperatures in the teens, everyone asks, “Where are the hats and gloves?” It isn’t that we are completely unprepared, it’s that we do not remember where we put the winter stuff we prepared so long ago.

Similarly, you probably have a Bible. You probably have used it before. But unless you are currently in a Bible study, you may not know where it is resting. Of course, many of us will think about it and realize it is right where it always is: by the bed, on a bookshelf, in a backpack, or on a coffee table. You may even see it several times a week, but seeing it and knowing it is there are two different things.

I needed gloves today for sure. But today I will need the Word of God in my life even more. Don’t let the Word of God in your life be one of those things that is only important when we find ourselves in a time of need. Here is the reality. Not every day is cold enough for gloves, but every day is a day in need of God and His Word. Crack open that Bible today!

This entry was posted in Bible, Christianity, Discipleship, Evangelization, Faith, family, Spirituality, Stewardship, the main thing and tagged , , , , , , by Tracy Earl Welliver. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

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