While spending time with my oldest granddaughter, we went up to her room. I noticed that she had her two dolls in their bed with the blanket on..they were definitely sound asleep. I asked her about it..after all it was the middle of the day. She said “Grandma, they are hibernating.” Some how the image of those two peaceful dolls sound asleep..without a care in the world.. stuck in my mind.

If only..we could just hibernate like that. What a relief..just crawl into bed and sleep until the Winter is over…  remembering to wake up with the first signs of Spring in the air.. Unfortunately we can’t so we have to make the best of the winter months. The holidays are upon us and soon they will pass..it will be like the quiet after a storm. A good time to reflect and remember..the year is ending and a new one is beginning.

God is at work in the winter..we may end up being alone more..inside more.. less busy. He is calling to us to come and rest in Him..to be still. Maybe we should start now..right in the middle of the Christmas rush.  After all  it is the Advent season..a time to anticipate..to long for..to prepare..to acknowledge our Great God. He is Immanuel..God with us..His ways are not our ways and He is the giver of all  good gifts. Let’s celebrate Him and maybe then..we can hibernate just a little 🙂

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,
which means ‘God is with us.”


4 thoughts on “Hibernating..

  1. What a wonderful post Alicia! It’s so timely for me.
    I was just reminded this morning that His ways are not our ways. It seems that He works so much during our Winter’s, as we can see when Spring rolls around. 🙂
    Be blessed in this Winter season because I know He has an amazing Spring waiting for you!

  2. Thank you Sarah for your encouragement.. I almost wrote those exact words that God spoke to you in this post. His ways are not our ways..they are higher and more amazing than anything we could dream up on our own 🙂

  3. Holiday periods are time for rest and even reflection. God is good to us all the time, and Christmas should be a time where we kick back a little, take off our shoes and sit in front of the fire…and just be glad to be alive!

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