Today I'm going to go from 70 degree weather to 20 degrees. And yes, I'm SO excited about it! My family and I are all meeting in Chicago for Christmas this year. Up until I was in junior high we spent every Christmas in Chicago (I lived there until I was 10 and then 3 or 4 years after that we continued to go).
I'm so excited about this trip for many reasons: 1. My siblings, nieces, and mom and I will all be there, which is in itself a huge accomplishment considering we live so far away from each other 2. We are staying in a condo downtown 3. I'll most likely have a snowy Christmas considering the forecast for every day is "snow" 4. It's Chicago - who wouldn't be excited about that? 5. I get to run in 20 degree weather =) Yes, I'm serious. I LOVE it!
I'm so ready to be there. I feel like I should start making bets on how delayed we are going to be tonight BUT I'm going to be hopeful and say that we will be on time =/
I encourage you, in this busy week as you are with family and waking up to little kiddos running around, that you get away to be with Jesus for 15 minutes alone each day. Just 15. Our pastor encouraged us with this on Sunday - that we will press into Jesus and what He wants to say to us and how He wants to use us for the rest of this week.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. I will say of the Lord "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."