This poem came to me during a December wander through the St Andrews Botanic Garden. I had visited the same spot in the summer, reading a book by the pond as people picnicked and chattered happily, and the scene of contrasting winter desolation disheartened me. However, I felt the Lord reminding me that He is keeping me rooted; though so much has changed within and without, He remains the same and is holding all things together.
Mattea Gernentz is a postgraduate student in Museum and Gallery Studies from Franklin, TN. She completed her undergraduate education in English literature and psychology at Wheaton College and hopes to continue her love of storytelling through the vocation of art curation. You can always find her with a cup of matcha tea and a good book!