As I settle into my 50’s, I ﬁnd myself desiring a wintery snowfall. I desire to see the abundance of flakes cascading to the ground with a substantial accumulation. It’s hard for me to believe those words are coming out of my being! I have always been just a “summer” person! I have come to realize that a snowfall says to my soul that God is near and He is standing by my side.
So, let’s put on our winter attire and stroll through all those soft, relaxing, and beautiful snowflakes. Close your eyes and imagine! Take a deep inhale of breath and extend your face towards the Heavens. Enjoy all those tiny little flakes tickling your nose and marvel in God’s tranquility. His voice whispering to you ever so lightly. Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” The world seems to stop momentarily during a winter storm. Soak the quietness into your soul and let it soothe and refresh you. Imagine every snowflake that is softly falling, as different shapes and sizes. God made each one special and with sparkling beauty. There is not one alike but spectacular in its own way. This is exactly how God created each one of us; special and unique. The snowflake sprinkles down from Heaven, made just for us from our Heavenly Father. It is a time to reflect and be thankful for our many blessings. The new fallen, pure, white snow reminds us that God sent His only Son to be crucified on the cross for our sins. Our sins washed white by the red blood of Jesus. Oh thank you, Jesus!
So, the next time it snows, try to have a new perspective. There is more to this beautiful white stuff than shoveling and slippery roads. It is a chance to experience a moment with our Father and spend time with Him. He will enjoy our company immensely. I encourage you to take a stroll during a snow storm and meet God on the pathway.