Cross Training

Be Flakey

Snow rarely falls in our part of Texas. The sight of even a few wispy flakes sparks currents of excitement through children and adults alike. Eyes widen. Smiles appear. Ooos and aahs echo from classrooms to conference rooms. After summers of triple digit heat and the normal winter fare of rain and sleet, snow treats our weather-beaten senses to delight. Snow refreshes our spirits.

Solomon understood the pleasure of snow. Check out Proverbs 25: 13(NIV):

“Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.”

What is the source of refreshment?

The messenger’s trustworthiness.

Why?

The master can count on him. One less Excedrin headache for the day because the master knows that his guy will get the job done.

I think it’s the same with parents and kids. Nothing refreshes my heart more than to see my kids:

  • Make a good choice
  • Follow through on a commitment
  • Obey—the first time
  • Seek God’s will and do it
  • Show kindness to others
  • Be responsible
  • Help someone less fortunate

Those things refresh my heart. It feels like snow.

Create your own snow flurry today. Do something to refresh the spirits of those who pour into you. Go ahead. Be flakey. Let it snow!

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