Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Treasures of the SNOW
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou upon the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
He sealth up the hands of every man; that all men may know his work.
A treasure to us who have not had snowfall in over 13 YEARS! what a blessing it was a week ago to find snow flakes trickling down under the streetlights of our neighborhood.
Amazing the excitement that ensues! Though some up NORTH have had enough...we had only just begun! It was near 7:30 as it began and by 10 p.m. neighborhood kids were outside PLAYING in the SNOW! ( I eyed a few adults ...myself included!)
What is it about SNOW that makes people...even up North if you will admit it...
THAT FIRST SNOW FALL...brings a refreshment to the air..and a BEAUTY all it's own.
The pure whiteness of it all...purity...cleaness...brightness.
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? JOB 38:22a
I learned from a message our Pastor preached soon after the snowfall...that Snow actually purifies the air..as a filter. Tons of bacteria are cleansed from the air to the ground. Snow kills germs of Malaria for one.
This recent snowfall...hit 49 states in the USA! How gracious GOD is...to cleanse the Earth in this place...USA..for us.
Snow also has sounds that are in harmony like musical notes and the snow can be measured by these means.
Amazing that snow...can stop a train in its tracks...and yet...little children build a snowman for their pleasure.
All in it's season...all for a purpose...all for creation.
Even my dog, Gus...had his pleasure of the Treasures of the SNOW!
He ran about happily spaying up flurries of his own snow makings! The COLD didn't bother him a bit. It was shear pleasure!
and...of course the only KID around was my eldest son visiting..so he took upon himself the building of our snowman! small in stature but great in representation!
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament his handywork.
Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18