Proverbs 25:13 – As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
Meditation: As a child, I was fascinated with snow, but sleet, freezing rain, and hail were only mildly interesting. Children always seem to welcome the snow. Soft snow blankets the land muffling sound and obscuring the outline of everything from trees to houses and cars. Add a little sugar and milk to clean snow and you get snow cream, a quick alternative to ice cream with far less effort. Compact the snow into balls and you can battle it out with friends for masterery of a snow fort. Compact it yet more on the ground and sleds make the cold disappear in a rush of wind and excitement as you hurtle down hill on an icy track. Best of all, when enough snow falls school was cancelled.
As northern hemisphere plunges into Winter, many of us hope for snow. We anticipate fun and even the biting cold as a refreshing change from hot summer nights. All of our childish hopes are fulfilled by snow. It’s beautiful, mysterious, refreshing and promises not to mention a respite from the daily grind. So is the Good News to weary sinners, and like children, we hope for that snow.
What is snow but frozen water from the heavens? Cooling the brow of the weary laborers, snow in the heights is the sign of the end of the harvest when rest is near. Snow turns into high mountain streams that flow down to the valleys in the Spring. Jesus is that spiritual water that turns to snow that turns to water, the essential element of our world.
Call to Action: If you live in an area where snow has fallen, send me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post it for all to see and remember Jesus Christ the source of all blessings, even snow cream. Yum!