The record low temperatures continued throughout the month and so did my lack of comfort. Much of the month I wore layered clothing, snuggled in blankets and continued typing away to meet our editing deadline. I soon felt a parable coming on as I revisited the story of the ten virgins who hadn’t prepared for the coming of the bridegroom only to missed His coming and flashing back to the little nudges the Holy Spirit had given that I had failed to heed realizing I could’ve afforded the wrath of winter. Thank God… it wasn’t His second coming… but it reminded me the importance of not getting too pre-occupied with anything that prevents us from always being prepared… a lesson well learned as we’ve thawed out once again.
Despite the difficult circumstances, the manuscript was completed and sent off to the editor, perseverance paid off. We’ve learned over the years to “expect” all kinds of adversity to come between a manuscript’s process of becoming a book so Jack Frost was just another of the adversity’s “new face” and nothing that plowing forward with our mighty God couldn’t overcome. The next time the giant you face hurls insults and attempts to intimidate you… push forward and know God’s strength is what will see you through.
©By S. A. Tower, 2014