If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you’re getting a little tired of the ice situation, amen? I just got out of the house, yesterday, for the first time since last Wednesday, and the roads, while much improved, were still slow-going. The mail is still not being delivered out where we live, and the country roads are still solid sheets of ice.

A couple of nights ago, I woke up about 2:00am and went out to the kitchen for a drink of water. I was standing there in the silence, sipping it down, when what sounded like thunder started rumbling loudly above my head. It startled me to the point of causing water to slosh out of my glass. Just as I was going to investigate, a big chunk of ice slid off the roof and fell past the window, to the ground, in a crash.

An avalanche in Weatherford, Texas. Who’d have thought?

The weight of the ice must’ve gotten to be too much. Or maybe conditions were just right to cause it to melt a little and break away…or be let go. Regardless, that part of my roof was rid of that cold and troublesome mess.

You know where I’m going with this, don’t you? Honestly, we’ve all been there. Those tiny little ice pellets of less than stellar choices seem so insignificant when they first start falling. Even a little accumulation seems pretty, somehow, as it covers everything like glistening jewelry. But it starts to become heavy, after a while, sometimes to the point of breaking what it encases. It restricts movement in the right direction, slows down our progress to a crawl, and even, sometimes, to a complete halt, holding us hostage.

But then the Son comes out, and even the tiniest ray of Light that hits our icy hearts starts a melting miracle. The thunderous applause of the host of heaven sounds as the chunks of ice crash to the ground and we are released from its glacial grip.

Liberty in its truest sense, found in an avalanche of the heart.

We don’t have to ask who’d have thought on that one, though. The creator of the heart is also the creator of the Son, and one’s been working with the other since the beginning of time.

I’m always so grateful for that when things get a little frosty.


“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 ESV