I guess I have been in Florida too long; I can't really remember the feeling of the numbing coldness of winter. But this picture reminded me of that harsh cold reality; that winter, although beautiful can be a very trying time. Sometimes you just have to come to grips with hard truth and this passage from the book of Matthew presents a very hard one indeed.
Matthew 13:47-50 Complete Apostles' Bible
(47) "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet having been cast into the sea, and gathering some of every kind,
(48) which, when it was filled, they pulled up on the shore; and sitting down, they collected the good into vessels, but the rotten they threw out.
(49) Thus it shall be at the end of the age: the angels shall go forth and separate the evil from among the righteous,
(50) and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Not everyone is going to make it into heaven. This is cold, hard truth. Destruction awaits those whose lives have rejected God. Anyway, the picture is beautiful, even if I won't get to experience the freezing cold anytime soon. I might complain some, but still in January I will be one happy camper here in the sunshine state.