The heart of winter

I hope the word below speaks to you. If there is an intended audience, I suppose it would be those Christians who have allowed the thorns and weeds of life to grow and choke them; those who have let their lamps go out amidst the false securities and driving pressures of this world.

Which, if we are honest, includes all of us to some degree or another.

Lord, have mercy.

The heart of winter
October 2004 (written 1st January 2005)

Grey clouds scurry across a twilight sky.
A cool wind blows from the North.
The last of the leaves are blown from the trees.
Dead leaves make patterns in the swirl of the wind.

Will you not come home to Me, my children? Will you still tarry outside?

Winter will be upon you soon, and the heart of winter, winter’s heart, will fall upon you.

I have all things prepared.
The lights are on, the fire stoked, the feast is laid.
Will you not come home?
I am here, to welcome you.
How long will you tarry?

Will you wait until it is too late?
Until the heart of winter is upon you?
Until the snow is thick upon the ground, until a shroud of ice is upon everything?
Until winter’s heart claws at your own heart?
Until there is no life, no love, no peace and no purpose?
Until the heart of winter will claim you as its own?

There is still time.
Come home to me – there is still time.
Before the heart of winter grips you forever.
Before it is too late.
Come home to Me.

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6 Responses to The heart of winter

  1. faithwalk says:

    Awesome, poignant word Peter.

    Ten years ago the Spirit spoke to me and said “It’s Autumn, but winter is coming soon…” it was accompanied by a vision of a mighty tree in it’s glory of fall color. Then the wind began to blow; the sky grew dark as a storm blew in. The leaves turned brown and blew off as the storm grew in intensity.
    The Spirit them spoke again ” work while it is yet day, for the Night is coming when no man can work”…

    the dark night of Winter.

    Thank you for continuing to hear, to speak the words the Lord gives you.

    Every blessing to you,
    Susan

  2. mcalmond says:

    A good word and a sad word. Yes, Lord have mercy!

    Blessings in Christ Jesus!

  3. Peter says:

    Phil/Lee and Susan – and also with you!

  4. Maria Toth says:

    Thank you for sharing that with the blogworld
    God bless you lots
    Maria in the UK
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  5. Peter says:

    And also with you Maria!

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