I am writing this post from a winter wonderland. Here on my little farm in Missouri we received about eight inches of snow in recent days. Don’t worry; I’m nestled in where it’s warm with a large enough stockpile of hot chocolate to last me until the thaw. Our mutual friends Paula and Lindsey are really snowed in. Their neck of the woods was hit with a whopping eighteen inches of snow. We may have to team up and go dig them out!
Did you know that snow days are God’s idea? It’s true!
I love the description of God’s power found in Job 37:5–6:
“God thunders wondrously with his voice;
he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.”
God speaks. and snow falls. Every flake is created by Him and under His command. In fact, did you know that Job 38:22 says He has storehouses of the stuff? Psalm 147:16 says, “He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.” For God, transforming the earth into a winter wonderland is as simple and effortless as dumping ashes out of a bucket.
These passages point to snow as more than just some cold, white stuff that keeps me stuck indoors. It is a reminder that God is in control of all things. God’s hand is involved in all things. Those teeny-tiny snowflakes were created by a very BIG God. When I know what the Bible says about snow, it becomes another reminder of the character of God.
Which has me thinking …
There’s nothing in my life that God’s Word cannot speak to.
Go back. Read that sentence again. Let it sink in to the crevices of your heart.
If the Bible can use snow to illustrate God’s power, it can use the rest of my life to teach me other important lessons about Him. You see, the Bible isn’t just some book that has some good stuff to say some of the time. The Bible is the unchanging, unwavering, unfailing Word of God. When we study it, it becomes the lens that helps us see God everywhere we look.
We’ll be talking a lot about the Bible on the blog this month. That’s because we believe that girls who know the Word are girls who are vaccinated against lies and ready to stand for truth.
There are no shortcuts or substitutions. If you want lies to lose their grip on your heart—if you want to be a girl who stands on the firm truth of God—you’ve got to become a girl who knows the Word and is intentional about seeing the world through it.
What’s going on in your world today? It might be as simple as a snow day or as complex as a major life crisis (or somewhere in between). Whatever it is, I know for sure that God’s Word has something to say that is relevant, meaningful, and timely for you right where you are.
In fact, I’d love to hear how God has spoken to you through His Word lately. How has knowing the Word changed the way you see the world around you?
PS: If you’re not quite convinced that the Bible can make a difference in your world, be sure to hop back on the blog tomorrow for ten reasons to read your Bible this year.
PPS: Just in case you’re snowed in like we are, here’s my favorite recipe for snow ice cream!
4 cups of snow
½ can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla