The Official Writing Challenge
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Your descriptions of winter here are a wonderful analogy for the "winter" of our hearts. You pictured well the darkness and despair of the season.I love how you tied the ideas together at the end.
This is a wonderfully visual and emotionally evocative, description of the type of winter I've never experienced. I love the nuance in 'This solstice day's transition to night is bittersweet: bright flames of color, yet heralding our uneasy future sleep. So the sun "settles" upon the earth and so must we.' yeggy
Amen. Very true. I love your descriptions and although the winter of circumstances may try to keep us in the "ditch" the Lord bring His light and and mercy and pulls us from our deathbeds of sorrow and pain, walking beside us when we stand, carrying us when we can't. Lovely!
Good devotional. The sun "settling" got my attention. Good message.
The analogies running all through this are both subtle and obvious. I will have to read this several times to get into the head of the writer and pick up every one if I can. This was a beautiful picture of hope in the midst of despair. Thanks