Winter wonderland of snow, ice
And solitude, of blue and white

To set the mood, this barren debt
A mystery rest, and winter's seed

No stranger thing, a price twice
Paid to live again.

by Cheryl Ellen Baxter ©  


John 12:24 -- Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Genesis 8:22 -- While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”
Psalm 74:17 -- You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have created summer and winter
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 -- But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words