Suddenly the perfect white carpet of snow turned into 10,000 footprints, sled marks, and shoveled heaps of snow turned into forts to protect the soldiers from in-coming snow bombs. The beautiful and peaceful looking Christmas card picture was now in complete shambles and chaos. Even though I love that Christmas card scene, the joy I felt as the grandchildren made their marks was truly priceless.
How does God view this picture from “On High”? 1 Corinthians 14:33a says, “For God is not the author of confusion but peace…” Chaos was only what I saw. The joy and peace God saw, and that the grandchildren brought us with their presence, was truly a gift. Shalom.