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Wintry Weather


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost

The poem above by Robert Frost (1874-1963) is the most famous poem, about winter. Some would say it is the single most famous poem of any kind in the twentieth century. This classic poem is loved the world over. It captures both beauty and darkness found in wintry weather.

Weather, like life, can be a mixture of joy and sadness, all at once. Virginia is still sorting out owners of stranded vehicles on I-95 from a winter storm that closed the Interstate on New Year’s Day weekend. Motorist were stranded overnight in vehicles after trucks jackknifed on slippery roads causing accidents and pileups.

This weekend at Journey Church we continue our series, THE STORY OF EVERYTHING. Our local weather is now forecasting snow to blanket the entire state of Kentucky with accumulating snowfall in the next couple of days.

It seems certain, periods of white snowflakes will be falling in all their beauty wherever you live in the State. Those traveling will be alerted to be cautious. This weekend at Journey we take a look at The story of SIN. It will sound something like a weather report.

Life is a beautiful sight, like fresh, new fallen snow. Life can also turn dark and dangerous like recent tornados in Kentucky and the icy roads in the Northeast.

Join us for the story of the real villain, the bad guy, Satan; the “darkness” in the woods and the face of evil. Not to worry. God is BIGGER!

Here’s the scoop: His light covers the darkness like new fallen snow.

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