Farewell my fair weather friend, our relationship was overcast from the beginning except for the occasional clear skies, you were seasonal and I was yearly. I should of seen the cold front coming, for I was warned: “Don’t forget your coat, you never know what the weather is going to be like later,” mom would scream. The signs were there, but they were unrecognizable in the darkness, for the clouds have been hiding the sunlight for the majority of our relationship. In the beginning I thought my coat was all that I needed for our journey of friendship, for we have seen many rainbows together, Gods blessing for weathering the storms. Mother warned me, but Mother Nature showed me, she showed me that she can become cold hearted overnight without a freeze warning. The day started out a cool seventy-five degrees and somewhat overcast, and there was no freeze warning in the foreseeable future, but by nightfall we had an overnight low where the temperature fell to just about over freezing.

“I thought my coat was all that I needed, I thought my coat would weather the storm. I thought my coat was all that I needed, but my coat was not enough.”

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of many will grow cold.”

Mathew 24:12

My coat was not enough……



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