Frost and Light

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn. 3 November 2021.

From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? (Job 38:29 ESV).

Lord God, help us to never stop marveling at Your Creation. Lord God, when the fears and worries of this life creep in, calm our weary souls with the reminder that the sun rises and sets on Your timetable. The seasons last on Your timetable. As the leaders of nations met to discuss climate change, may believers NEVER forget that Your Hand is in the climate. You are in control and sovereign over all. Whether it is in the form of judgement or consequences for sinful man’s disobedience in caring for Your creation, may we never remove Your Hand from working in and through Your Creation.

Lord, as man seeks to steal Your glory and power through cloud seeding, have mercy on us who know that this is wrong!

Lord God, as Your sun melts the frost, thank You for Your Son melting the frost off our hard hearts. Lord God, help us to shine Your Light in this cold, dark and hostile world. Lord God, thank You NO heart is too hard for Your Son’s Light to penetrate. Lord God, help our hearts to be prepared and guarded yet kind and loving as we live for You.

Thank You Lord that as autumn is here in the north that You are bringing new life to my brothers and sisters south of the equator. Lord God, thank You for this reader. May they feel Your Son shining on them today. Lord God, fill this reader with the Light of Your Presence. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn. 3 November 2021.

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

55 thoughts on “Frost and Light”

      1. Thank you Mandy. It is Thursday morning here, am going to be leaving soon for my women’s Bible study. Will read your post on 119 later in the day so I can soak it in,unhurried. Hugs 🤗

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  1. Very nice Mandy. I love frost pictures and playing with light and shadow. The beauty of it all is amazing. A creative God. Our nearby lake froze last night and all the reeds and rice had frost. Swans make paths through the ice. It’s a season of wonder.

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  2. Amen sister, I join in here with you. I believe the Lord will confound the world with His own catastrophic supernatural ‘climate changes’, and all will know it is from His hand.
    But until then, let us enjoy this beautiful season as you put forth in word and picture. Thank you Mandy!

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    1. “I believe the Lord will confound the world with His own catastrophic supernatural ‘climate changes’, and all will know it is from His hand.” Agreed, 100%! May many come to Him while there is still time! Hope all is well with y’all!! 🤗🤗🧡🧡🙏🙏

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      1. Last fall was much better. The weather was too warm or wet this year, much of the foliage this year went from green to brown. But expect some pics of MA and NH!
        I love the fall too!! 😀

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  3. Wow 2 post in one day! Just got here, been caught up with ministry and discussion and reading; answering your question, I don’t have any books in mind right now to recommend at this moment. Enjoy!

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  4. Grateful for God being sovereign over the weather. What good illustrations global warming and the weather is for our spiritual life and spiritual reality! Thanks for this post!!
    The pictures are amazing!!! So scenic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Mandy beautiful photos and such a powerful prayer!! I love what you said here: “Lord God, as Your sun melts the frost, thank You for Your Son melting the frost off our hard hearts.”

    …and now I’m gonna go look up what cloud seeding is!!🤷‍♀️🙈😅

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      1. Oh my!! You said (prayed) it best: “Lord, as man seeks to steal Your glory and power through cloud seeding, have mercy on us who know that this is wrong!”

        I’m a pretty simple minded person so I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to follow detail when I looked up “cloud seeding” but after a quick Google I get the idea.
        As a Christian my mind, of course, knows to trust and allow God to run His course with nature as He pleases!! All we can do is pray, pray these efforts won’t stand a chance and that hearts will be turned to Him who is ultimately in control. Thank you for bringing this up Mandy and setting the example to give it to the Father.
        When you messaged questioning if it was 4:29 here, no it was actually 5:29 then, but I’ve been awake for an hour and a half, too uncomfortable to sleep 😂but enjoying the quiet and God’s presence.❤️

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      2. I am so grateful for your heart to look this up! I was thinking you were 2 hours behind me! Glad you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet! I am praying for your recovery and healing. You are a gift to me Alicia and I thank God for you!!!! Love, hugs and blessings!

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  6. Hello, Mandy. Thank you for the timely prayer. Here in Nigeria months of fall season are call “ember” months. They are called so because the period is considered to be season that evil become prevalent in the society as festivals approach.

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      1. From September to December. The name (ember) is driven from the suffix of the four months. And you know, some people are afraid of engaging in some of their usual activities because of the belief of evil tie to the period.

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      2. This is fascinating! I spent time in Sierra Leone (medical missions) and do not recall these months being called that so I wasn’t sure if this was a West African concept or more Nigerian?! I am so thankful that God has led us to each other’s blogs! I have really been enjoying your writings. Have you considered turning on the comments feature? You can moderate the comments to decide what to approve and not approve! Have a blessed evening your time!!!!!!

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