I very nearly posted a brief announcemnet that blogging might be halted indefinitely on account of a likely repeat of the horrid ice storm that left us without power for days last year (please pray for those for whom this, again, is a reality).
As it turns out, there was less ice than was feared in our area, but an abundance of snow that continues to fall more heavily every hour. There is turkey chili in the crock pot, the teapot singing on the stove, and plenty of wood for the fireplace. We are well stocked up on wine and beer and food... and pipe tobacco.
I don't know what heaven may be like, but on a day like today, simply withdraw sin and death from the world and it is beyond my feeble imagination to think of anything much better. But then, we know that heaven is not only better, but better by orders of magnitude... infinitely better; more varied, more interesting, more beautiful. Here the grace of God operates in disguise, but there we will know it fully, without foggy, intervening layers or perception.
As St. Paul sad;
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. - 1 Cor. 13:12
But for now...my, look at it snow!