Shackled by the cold
Hearts callously unaware
Outside God’s embrace
It snowed in Mississippi yesterday, which it rarely does. I got outside and took some photos, but had to bundle up due to the extreme cold. When I uploaded this photo of these Nandina berries encapsulated by a frigid shell, it reminded me of the coldness of a heart separated from the warmth of God.
Of souls shackled in sin’s callous grip from rejecting Christ.
God loves everyone, but we must choose whether to embrace Him. It is when we draw near to God that He responds by drawing near to us. The light of His presence brings warmth; His embrace ushers in the healing our cold hearts so desperately need.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
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Amen Sue!!! Beautiful post!!!! love my dear friend!!!
Thank you Natasha. I always appreciate your feedback. Blessings
Beautiful images and post!
Thank you, Rene. Blessings and stay warm!
Yes, beautiful Sue … and the ‘red’ of the berries ’tis what melts the shackled hearts.
Oh, I love how you related the red and the hint of the Savior’s shed blood. Thanks for pointing this out. A God thing for sure, because I never even thought of that when putting it all together. Blessings
Isn’t it beautiful how he reveals the sweet poetry in His creation?
Yes, I love how He does that! Thanks.
Thank you for capturing such beautiful images and the reminder of what The Lord does for us!
What a lovely post. I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one out in the cold with a camera. Enjoy your week.
Thanks very much. I loved your post, Evergreen!
Thanks so much!
I readily admit your blog has given me much inspiration 🙂 Stay warm!
Thank you so much. Blessings back and ditto on staying warm!
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Beautiful photographs and words. It is so uplifting to find God’s people through blog posts. We truly have a wonderful Savior. Blessings to you.
Thanks so much. Amen!
Sue, I love the pictures and the analogy of our sin. It has been cold here in Texas and it is easy for us to want to stay inside and be bundled up – similar to what we can do with our sin – keep it bundled up if we don’t seek the Lord. Blessings!
Us southerners can’t take this cold! I love your analogy of the bundling up of our sin. That is always the easy path, but God’s ways are best, even if difficult at times. Thanks Shelly. Always appreciate your input.
What amazingly beautiful shots!!! I was just reading Psalm 73:28 … the nearness of God is my good … Oh, the warmth that comes from the nearness of God … LOVE your post, Sue!
His presence is perfect warmth. Thanks Heidi! Blessings as you stay warm and safe with those spikey shoes! 😉
Beautiful photos 🙂 Stay warm, light layers is the key and double socks 😉
Great pictures that illustrate the most important principle in the Word of God.,.. The need for a relationship with our Lord and Savior. Wonderful. Thanks for the blessing Sue!
Thanks for the feedback, Rob. Sometimes I am not sure if my point is getting across. blessings!
Sue, the photos explain the analogy in vivid detail. I love how you captured this on film and in words!
Thank you, Julie!