More Than a Walk

Stepping out from my warm cottage the temperature changes were exhilarating. Looking up at the buildings as I passed, I shivered, but not from the cold.

When the weather warmed up and then cooled again large, ominous icicles formed. After it warmed again the snow cover began sliding down and some of the frozen daggers began randomly dropping.

As I walked I imagined cold, heartless creatures silently creeping after me.

Then I realized the frozen bars were a covert plot to imprison me within the darkness indoors.

I felt the cold and gloom pursuing me. My plans, hopes and aspirations began to appear insignificant, worthless. Even the sunshine seemed like a distant memory.

But looking up on my mid-morning stroll God’s beautiful heavens assured me the malefactors were only in my mind.

I am a child of the Light. God rescued me from the shadows long ago.

Together we banished the mood.

As we returned to my comfy home, above the crashes I heard His voice stirring a breeze, whispering, “Hear it? Spring is coming…”

“Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.”

Psalm 139:7-12 (NKJV)



Filed under Notes from the Apex, photography

21 responses to “More Than a Walk

  1. I saw some photos from my previous workplace featuring these icy daggers. Fortunately custodial will remove all of them before People get hurt. Winter is a dangerous season. However I must go out in the ice and Snow. I already had my slip and Fall for this season. Hidden ice caused me to hit my left knee. However I got up and kept moving. At least I am alive. Not too long ago a young woman trying to navigate the subway stairs while carrying a baby carriage slipped, fell down the steps and died. The baby lived. I hold on for Dear life going down subway steps especially during Snow, ice and Sleet. It’s very easy to take that tumble into the next world just like the young Mother.


  2. Chrissypetraitis

    Good reminder of God’s beauty is all around us.

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  3. It’s snowing here too, been at it all day! It’s still beautiful, though as I walked around I thought about all those plants hiding underneath. Looking forward to seeing them again.
    Love that Psalm, it’s one of my favorites!

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    • I know what you mean about the green. I wonder if the bulbs that appeared before the cold snap survive. I haven’t shaken that Psalm still. The 23rd has always been my favorite but 1:39 is a distinctive contender. Stay warm, my friend.

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  4. Beautiful words and amazing shots of the icicles. God bless your day!

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  5. Bonnie

    Huge daggers like that on the house at Arapahoe. Are used to think what a great weapon. The evidence melts away.

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  6. I haven’t seen impressive icicles in years. Yours are tops. Lovely ending!

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  7. Adebisi Adetunji M.

    What an analogy! I love the scripture too…Great to know that his presence stays with us no matter where we are physically or in the Journey of life. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Excellent! Text, images, and lesson application. We can truly be fenced in by our fears of going “out there” – where the monsters are. And the monsters are as fragile as the icycles. Give them a whack and they crumble. 😀

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  9. I love your use of images. Great scripture to end the message! God bless!

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  10. Oh now, that was interesting! I remember the same sort of things on those cold icey wintery days too, those huge ice cycles hanging off of just about everything and not wanting to be found under them when they fell; yup, I do remember those days growing up….and yes, Spring is coming….it’s T-storming here in GA and I’m in my warm room….but Spring is coming. I saw another Robin yesterday and I went for a walk in balmy weather. I also posted another paragraph on my Blog; check it out too, ok?

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