Snow fills the valleys. Trees are laden with the white fluffiness of their intruders. Branches sag under the weight. A Cardinal, dressed in his bright red suit, sits on a snow-covered branch and chirps out his song for all to hear.
Nearby, a rabbit sticks his small black nose out from under a snow laden bush and peers out. Seeing nothing of danger he cautiously steps out onto the snow and hops a few feet, then stops. Leaving small prints in the white covering he ventures a little farther.
In the distance, A Man walks briskly while having to maneuver the large snow shoes his feet are anchored to. His heavy coat is buttoned tightly and His fur hat has sprinkles of snow embedded in the fur. His beard is dusted with white flakes.
What the rabbit doesn’t see is several yards behind the bush he was hiding in is a woman lying in the cold snow. She has been walking to get help when her car broke down a mile back on the snow-covered road.
Her last words, before collapsing into darkness, “Jesus, help me.”
The Man kneels down beside her.
He places His hand over her heart.
It isn’t beating.
He looks heavenward and says a few words in Hebrew. The thump, thump, thump within her chest suddenly rings loud and clear.
When she opens her eyes, she finds herself safely within her car. The motor is running and heat has filled the car. Through the radio speakers the soft words, “Love lifted me, Love lifted me” are being sung.
She blinks several times, looks around, and wonders if she has had a miraculous encounter with the King of kings and Lord of lords.
(Sue’s version) Psalm 17:6, 102:17