Port Defiance Zoo near where we live has a polar bear. During our big snow last winter, local media showed pictures of the bear reveling in the moment. His joy was evident to all.
But I don’t need to go to the zoo to see a creature happy in snow. My Minnesota-born wife Kit loves snow. Me? I rejoice in Christmas regardless of the weather. The Christmas season to me is much bigger than all the other holidays combined. Together Kit and I enjoy every red-and-green moment starting in October. A white Christmas can make the season perfect.
Now joy-upon-joy, our local weather forecasters are predicting a white Christmas and continuing snows the following week. Washington is especially beautiful in snow because of so many snow-holding evergreens.
From the deepest part of my heart, I pray a joyous Christmas for you. This is a time to lay aside the year’s struggles and thank God for the baby Jesus.
Oh, and I predict a snowy New Year for many of you. No, I’m not prescience. Washington’s weather usually sweeps across the country.