It really wouldn’t have been a proper Minnesota April (or May?) without a good snowstorm, now would it have been? Besides, I needed proof that crocuses really do bloom under such circumstances. They seem no worse for the wear for it—and I don’t suppose any of the rest of us are either. But just in case you were struggling with the idea of snow and cold after so long a stretch of warm weather—or even struggling with some other frustration or trial that has nothing to do with snow—consider this admonition of how to live that these brave little flowers model well:
“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation…” (Romans 12:12)
Or this one:
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16)
Just a friendly reminder that “everything” really does mean every thing, and “tribulation” applies to the little things just as well as the big things. Be patient, be grateful—and enjoy the quirks of the season!