It has been quiet around here because things haven’t been quiet elsewhere. We had a lovely white Christmas, apart from the high winds and blowing snow and canceled Christmas Eve service. Sigh. I hated to do that, but it was very dangerous around 4 pm. We are simply not equipped to deal with it in these parts–DOT-wise and common-sense-wise.
A dear member passed away at midnight on Christmas Eve and his funeral is tomorrow. He had suffered a massive stroke sixteen years ago and was not expected to live then. Since then there have countless set-backs, yet he bounced back every time. While the family has been ready for this for over a decade, it still comes as a shock to many of us. God be praised for the mercy He gave Everett. His power was made perfect in weakness.