While it isn’t the first time it has snowed this winter, it has been a true winter wonderland here in my part of the world for the first time this season. Today I stopped my doings and just stared out the window to watch little snowflake bundles splash onto a recently shoveled sidewalk. In lieu of the tulips and lilacs which I miss dearly, I will glory in snowflake bundles. My boys have been hearing a lot of this lately…
“God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth…” (Job 37:6)
God spreads snow by saying so. He breathes the frost (Job 37:10). He casts forth ice as morsels (Psalm 147:17). The snow’s job is to praise Him by fulfilling His command (Psalm 148). “Who can stand before His cold” (Psalm 147)? If your climate is cold, it is a gift from God to better see His grace and magnificence portrayed in His explicit winter handiwork.
It would be easy for me to be mesmerised by creation, but let’s take our glorious sunrises, reminder rainbows, blue jays calls, dripping icicles, and oh! you should smell the lilacs as you approach Mackinaw Island on the ferry in June!!! and let’s not put them above our Creator. Make sure that the ant makes you think of God. Yes, you were made higher than the beasts of the field and the creeping things and fir trees, but they have the same job as you…praising God (Psalm 148).
Acknowledge Him in all your ways.