The Snow Paradox


“Then God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day” (Genesis 1:6-8).

Blindingly White

Winter’s most characteristic trait, other than just being cold, is the white stuff… snow!  Individual snowflakes are composed of six-sided ice crystals that form around dust particles in the air.  There are many varieties of snowflakes but no two are the same. Snow is one of the whitest substances in nature that can reflect the sun with such intensity that it can literally blind a man. 

Pretty and Gritty

Snow is soft, silent, and beautiful.  When snow falls it can cover everything so well that it’s impossible to tell if its a gold nugget or a pile of poop.  With enough snow, even an ugly city becomes a winter wonderland… until it starts to melt and gets gray and gritty.  

Deadly and Life Sustaining

Snow, when it piles up deep enough on a mountain, can become a deadly avalanche or become a grinding glacier. And as scary as this may sound, the mountain snows do far more good than harm as they provide life-giving water to the valleys below as they melt throughout the summer. 


Entertaining and Maddening

While the slippery nature of snow provides hours of fun to sledding children and millions of dollars of revenue to snow ski resorts it also provides hours of work and frustration to men and millions of dollars of revenue for autobody shops. 

Personal Reflection

Gentlemen, God has a special message for you that connects your spiritual experience with this nature observation.  Jesus often used nature object lessons to teach deep spiritual truths and it’s still one of the most powerful ways he uses to connect your heart and mind. 

If you will take a few minutes to reflect on what God is saying to you through his “still small voice” I think you will be excited and amazed.  Read through the Questions to Consider prompts and then write down his message to you in a journal. You’ll be glad you did!  

Questions to Consider: 

  • General Application – What spiritual object lessons can you see? 
  • Personal Application – What spiritual application can you make to your life?
  • Bible Application – What scriptures come to mind that relate to this topic? 
  • Personal Action – God has spoken to your heart. What will your response be to Him? 

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