leadvilleFound this picture of the town I grew up in – Leadville CO on Facebook .  I Think the picture was from yesterday.  I lived one block over to the right.  It was an amazing place to grow up and I don’ t remember snow days.  We must have had some because snow like this was not unusual.

Anyway we cancelled church at two churches this morning because of the continual warnings of blizzard conditions.  I can’t tell if the blizzard came or is coming so this might have been a miss, but I am of an age where I prefer not driving through white outs and feeling like my truck is being blown off the road.  Last Sunday was a beautiful drive until I was about 8 miles from the second service and I felt like I had driven into a giant pillow case.  The fog was amazing and no weather man told me to be careful.

Up here in the North Country we talk about weather as if it were an entity and in many ways it is.  I hunted partridges and walked perhaps a mile from my truck and watched as it disappeared from sight.  Within seconds I was tramping through a whiteout and got back to my car by walking on the gravel road.  One can see how people can get disoriented and freeze.

The book of Job chapter 37 -“God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend. 6“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’ 7“He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.…