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Right now, I am witnessing the crescendo of a snow and ice storm that has left a spectacular and massive crystal sculpture throughout the Hudson Valley and I am soaking it in. I would send a photo, but you would politely say, “Isn’t that something” while I’d be thinking the picture doesn’t do it justice. 

I want to invite all of you over so you can see this indescribable beauty. Obviously, that’s not going to happen so I’m hoping that you believe me and some day come to witness it for yourself. I wouldn’t tell you how beautiful it is if I didn’t live here myself.

I recently lost Mike, my brother-in-law, and like everyone else, I wonder what he is doing right now. I believe in heaven and I believe there are no sorrows there, only freedom. I define ‘freedom’ as the absolute ability to love and only love.

So, since he was such a great musician, I can see this ‘piano man’ playing to his heart’s content, never tiring, always singing in perfect pitch with no sound checks, feedback or need for amplification. And He is praising God. There is no need to sing about broken hearts or hurts or one night stands or the unapproachable date or an inspiring love song or even a ‘boy named Sue’ because it’s all about love and The Lover of Our Souls. We can’t hear Mike’s songs, but I bet he wishes we could.

I’m sure it’s happened to you. You visit somewhere and write or call someone you love and say, “I wish you could be here.” 

That’s how I feel with this snow storm and that’s probably how Mike feels as well. In fact, Jesus had some similar thoughts:

“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.” John 14:2

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