January 22nd, 2022
There have been enough nights now in the low teens, and daytime highs of 30 or so, to give us an idea of what winter is like. Erica and I were on a walk recently and agreed it is hard to imagine this place NOT in winter. Even though we’ve been up here on vacation during every season, as these weeks of cold weather stack up it can seem hard to imagine sweating in the garden or swimming in the creek. But the seasons will change, and we’re eager to experience the variation that happens every few months. In the meantime, we are thoroughly enjoying our first winter.
Down On The Farm
Our orchard trees and berry plants are coming to us “bare root” versus being potted in soil. Bare root trees need to get in the ground during winter dormancy before waking up in the spring, so our upcoming task will be to prep the orchard area. But this week the ground is frozen solid, so it will have to wait.
Best Thing We Ate
Homemade bagels…cheese, plain and everything.
From Family Worship
Our morning readings in Romans have brought us to chapter 5, where Paul masterfully draws the parallel between the first Adam and the “last Adam”, Jesus Christ. So much of the Bible’s framework becomes clear with this truth. When the first Adam failed to uphold his covenant with God, the whole human race was plunged into darkness, misery and death. But God, in His infinite mercy and kindness, brought forth another Adam, Jesus Christ, who would not fail to keep covenant, but would triumph over sin and death, securing salvation for all His people.
“For if, by the trespass of the one man (Adam), death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! Just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.” – Romans 5:17-18
More sledding with friends…