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Saturday, 29 November 2008

Spiritual Sundays- Snowflakes








My favourite season is Spring however there is beauty to be found in every season. Winter in Canada can be very cold with ice and snow everywhere. I personally can do without the cold weather but if you live in Canada like I do, ice and snow are inevitable in the wintertime. There is beauty to be found in the winter too however. I really enjoy looking at winter scenes for instance and I love big fluffy snowflakes that just float gently down to the earth!
Also, what would Christmas be without snow on the ground?
Snowflakes are beautiful miniature ice sculptures that God creates in the heavens when the weather gets cold.
Little children just love getting outside to build snowmen and snowforts. They enjoy having snowball fights and skating on a pond of ice.
Sometimes I think there is nothing prettier {in the wintertime} than looking outside to find the ground covered with a blanket of snow that glistens and sparkles like billions of diamonds had been thrown onto it. It's almost as though our extravagant God threw His diamonds of nature just for our enjoyment! He makes all things beautiful!
When my boys were growing up we had tons of snow in the wintertime and they had the most fun playing in it. Then they would come indoors, all rosy-cheeked and drink hot chocolate.
Did you know that there are no two snowflakes alike? We are like that. We are each wonderfully made and unique in our own way. The Bible says in Psalms 139:14 "I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
As I was thinking about what to share with you this weekend, I came across this lovely poem written by Holley Gerth, a writer at DaySpring and thought I would share it with you.

The Meaning of the Snowflake

Every new snowflake comes to the earth as a picture of our Saviour's birth,
Because they are sent from up above and remind us of God's care and love.
Each one is so intricate and small because Christ sees the details of us all,
And just as two are never the same the Lord knows and calls us each by name.
Snowflakes gently cover the world in white and hide what's unlovely in our sight,
Showing us how He covers our sin and His grace when we come to Him.
So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind and in every bit of white may you find
A reason to celebrate anew and a reminder of His love for you.

These snowflakes below are the real thing. Aren't they beautiful? Just like you! Have a wonderful weekend and remember you are unique and wonderfully made just like a beautiful snowflake! The Lord bless you & make you a blessing!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi. I enjoyed your post so much. I knew snow flakes were all different and were all beautiful, but didn't realize how beautiful. That's a wonderful poem.
    I lived in Colorado one winter and we got tons of snow. I loved it.It has snowed here in the desert one time since we've been here (19 years). It melted immediately, but was so pretty coming down. Of course we can go to northern Arizona and see lots of snow. A white Christmas would be great, but I don't think I've ever had a white Christmas. The winter we lived in Colorado, we went down to Oklahoma for Christmas and it doesn't snow there very much but it does about once or twice a winter. Most of the time we lived in California - no snow there either. Lots of sunshine though. It was in the low 70s today.
    Have a great snowy winter.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  2. Great post. We all need to be reminded how different we are but precious to God. The snowflakes, poem and words of your post are beautiful. I also like the Christmas Centerpieces you posted on Friday. Since Charlotte mentioned the snow or lack of, in Arizona, I won't talk about that. Have a great Sunday!

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  3. Beautiful post. Those snowflakes are gorgeous, it's almost hard to believe. It just goes to remind us how much beauty God surrounded us with. Thanks for sharing the lovely poem and the wonderful reminder.
    *hugs*

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  4. Snow and snowflakes are beautiful, but I must tell you Sandi, that Christmas without snow would be in Bethlehem. No snow there!

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  5. Hi Sandi,

    I sent your compliments of the teapot lamp on to my friend Michelle who makes them. She is a true artist and makes creations like no other. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to send along your praise to her as she sometimes doubts her abilities and I have to remind her quite often at just how talented she really is.

    Have a blessed day my friend.

    xo Cathy

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  6. What a great post. We are each so different but so much alike. It is so warm here in California, I have not even turned on my heater yet. How I wish we had seasons.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  7. Hi Sandi,
    I don't think there is anything as pretty as freshly fallen snow.
    Beautiful poem.
    Becky

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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