Come winter, the ice forms almost imperceptibly on the lake near our home. After the first few cold nights, a bit of skim ice may be noticed by the observant passerby. Gradually, ever so gradually, the ice thickens as the cold takes its grip on our northern Indiana community. By the dead of winter, fisherman labor at drilling through two feet of hard ice to get through to the warmer waters below.
Dr. Larry E. McCall is pastor of Christ’s Covenant Church in Winona Lake, Indiana. He is also chairman of the board of To Every Tribe Ministries, and author of Loving Your Wife as Christ Loves the Church.