"A time to weep, and a time to laugh." Ecclesiastes 3:4
I could not be in a better mood this morning. Last night we had our small group over, and it was simply wonderful. Friends of ours who had been travelling for the last month got home early and decided to join us, and the whole night was perfect. You don't realize how much you cherish those dearest to you until you are without for a while. God was also at our group last night. We started a new topic about marriage, and great things are going to come of our discussions, I think. Both within our marriages and without. And more than once last night we all were dissolved into bouts of laughter, hence the verse of the day. The more we spend with our group, the closer we all become, and every time our group gets together, I am amazed at the power and importance of fellowship.
It is also a wonderful morning as we woke to a beautiful blanket of snow. And while I'm not normally a snow person, one look at my daughters face when she looked out the window just put joy into my heart this morning. And to watch her walk out to the car just grinning and full of joy over the freshly falling and still falling snow is something special. God is great, and he provides even the simplest of pleasures in the new snow this morning.