As the Sun Goes Down

“I’m sorry,” David stated as he walked in the door after work, “we can’t go to Olivia’s Christmas Concert. The freezing rain has started. They predict snow and fog later this evening.” 

As the sun went down freezing rain coated everything. We weren’t the only ones disappointed. My sister-in-law, Melinda, missed seeing her granddaughter play in the band. We called to let everyone know we weren’t coming. I thought they would postpone the concert. They didn’t.

That’s Iowa weather. Olivia’s school must not have gotten the weather we got.

We had a major storm last weekend. My niece in Des Moines saw a few flurries. An hour south, they received 15 inches of snow. 

As we snuggled on the couch, David commented, “I haven’t been out, except for work, for over a week!”

The Thanksgiving service was on Tuesday and there was no church Thanksgiving eve. We didn’t have practice on Thanksgiving.

We did go to church Sunday morning but left 30 minutes later. Our service was canceled because of freezing rain. The main church 30 minutes away didn’t get anything until later in the morning.

I haven’t been out of the house since Sunday – but I’m used to it. It felt like a vacation for David.

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The Israelites took a week off a few times a year for festivals. The biggest one was Passover. It started in the evening when the sun went down. Today I learned why.

Deuteronomy 16:6, “…offer the Passover-Sacrifice at evening as the sun goes down, marking the time that you left Egypt.” The Message

I don’t mind sunset these days. When it starts to get dark, I turn on the Christmas lights and tree. Then I watch a recorded Christmas movie with just those lights burning.

How’s the weather at your house? Do you have snow?

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