In Like A Lion

Photobucket It’s always nice to look out the window
And see those very first few flakes of snow
Later on we can go outside
And create the impression of an angel
That just fell from the sky

When February rolls around I’ll roll my eyes
Turn a cold shoulder to these even colder skies
And by the fire
My heart it heaves a sigh
For the green grass
Waiting on the other side

It’s always winter, but never Christmas
It seems this curse just can’t be lifted
Yet in the midst of all this ice and snow
Our hearts stay warm cause they are filled with hope.

It’d be so nice to look out the window
And see the leaves on the trees begin to show
The birds would congregate and sing
A song of birth, a song of newer things

The wind will call and the sun will shine
I’ll go outside and I’ll squint my eyes
But for now
I will simply just withdraw
Sit here
And wish for this world to thaw

But everything it
Changed overnight
This dying world
You brought it back to life
And deep inside I felt things
Shifting, everything
Was melting away

And you gave us the most beautiful of days

When it’s always winter, but never Christmas
Sometimes it feels like you’re not with us
Yet deep inside our hearts we know
That you are here
And we will not lose hope


It’s the Soltice – the happiest time of winter. From now on the days only get longer. Last year to celebrate winter I posted up my favourite winter song: Urge for Going by Joni Mitchell.

This year it’s another favourite winter song, again with references to snow which I can never quite understand the force of. It’s Relient K’s marvellous Narnia-inspired song, In Like A Lion. I love the rhythm of the words. I love the celebration of coming new life. I love the tension between victory won in Jesus and the struggles ahead. And even the music is kind of good too.

Winter is waning and summer is only a few more months away!

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