by Cheryl Merrick
It is the middle of winter;
a time when the days are often gray
and plants are dormant or dead.
Perhaps this is when we need
light and hope the most.
The glittering holidays are over,
and it is now time to face stark reality.
Now is the time to allow the light He brought
It is a time to reevaluate our lives;
A time to turn to Him
for help to change.
With hope in His power,
we can learn to love more fully,
use our time and talents more wisely,
and become better people.
Though the world is dark,
He can fill our lives with light and hope.