Treasures of the Snow

“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?” (Job 38:22)

According to data provided through scientific study and weather analysis, it is estimated that each year there are approximately 1 septillion (or a trillion trillion) snow crystals that drop from the sky across the world. More amazing than that is the fact that there are no two snowflakes alike.

How like the Creator to create something so exquisite. So unique. So like us. (Just like the snowflake, no two human fingerprints are alike. The ridges on the fingers, palms and soles of the feet have three characteristics which appear in combinations that are never repeated on the hands or feet of any two persons. These markings form on a person’s hands and feet before they are born and do not change for as long as the person lives. In general, any area of “friction” skin that you can cover with a dime on your fingers, palms, or soles of your feet will contain sufficient individual characteristics in a unique 3-unit relationship to enable positive identification to the absolute exclusion of any other person on earth.) “ I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . .” (Psalm 139:14).

So like Him. The uniqueness of every snowflake speaks of the uniqueness of our God and His “one and only Son” (John 3:16, NIV). “God alone is God; there is no other.” (Deuteronomy 6:4; Job 23:13). And “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). God is absolutely and truly unique. There is nothing or no one else to whom He can be compared. “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44:6).

While there are no two snowflakes alike, they do have one thing in common. All snowflakes are hexagonal, which means they have six sides (sometimes referred to as “arms” or “wings”).

How appropriate.

“Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.” (Isaiah 6:2). “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and . . . day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” (Revelation 4:7-9).

According to scientists, in order for a raindrop or a snowflake to be created, a tiny speck of dust must be drawn up into the clouds. It is there that water vapor attaches itself to the dust particle and the process begins. High above the earth, the conditions in the clouds actually cause a snowflake to form around the nucleus of a dust particle. Dust cannot be transformed into snow by remaining earthbound, because it is the atmosphere of the clouds that causes the transformation to take place.

Think for a moment about the process just described. God said to Adam “for dust thou art” (Genesis 3:19). Just as the dust of the earth and the atmosphere of heaven must come together for a snowflake to be born, so too a sinner cannot be transformed into a saint if he remains earthbound. The dust of the earth – man, and the atmosphere of heaven – Jesus Christ, must come together for a saint to be born. “Except a man be born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:3).

“Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18). After the snowflake is formed and floats with such beauty through the air, we see the beauty, the glory, and the purity of the snowflake. The dust is not visible. All that is evident is the beauty and the glory that has formed around the tiny particle of dust. So too, we are “transformed into the same image from glory to glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

And so, I now know why the sight of falling snow brings me such pleasure. It is another uniquely beautiful creation . . . created by a uniquely beautiful Creator to remind us of Him . . . and who we are in Him.

–Cheri Henderson, hendersonct@aol.com


This was written by my friend, Cheri, an amazing writer and poet. Be sure to visit her website at: http://cherihenderson.wordpress.com

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