Snow Days!

Snowflakes. They are so beautiful and peaceful. You can’t help but want a ‘snow day’ to snuggle up with a good book or to go outside and play in the snow!

One of my favorite times in the snow was when my husband and I went snowmobiling together in Yellowstone National Park. Whenever I catch a glimpse of the picture I have framed from that trip, I have sweet memories. That was the first time I had ever seen so much untouched snow. In places, it actually looked like billowing waves of white with sparkles glistening as the sunlight hit each crystal. It was almost like a dream - the miles and miles of undisturbed wonder.

Job 38:22 actually speaks of God’s “storehouses of snow.” What wonders God has given us to enjoy!

Tonight as I prepare to head for bed, we have several inches of snow laying on the ground outside. Our driveway has been cleared, the church parking lot and sidewalks are cleaned, and we are planning on having church in the morning. The temptation is to call a ‘snow day’ too early when the snowflakes start streaming down from heaven and as the weather channels stir up the hype and panic in the hearts of the less adventurous.

Calm wisdom, accurate knowledge and the confirmation of church elders are all key elements as your husband/pastor makes the tough decision of whether or not he should call a ‘snow day.’ Some decisions are more obvious than others, but I’m glad that tomorrow we will have the opportunity to go to church!

This winter if you find yourself with a potential snow day, take a moment to pray for wisdom for your husband as he (or the church leadership) has a hard decision to make. Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of God's gift of snow and whisper a prayer of gladness!
  • Thank you, Lord, for snowy days and your gift of glistening wonder. 
  • Thank you that you are not surprised by the natural wonders of our world and that you are in control of all the elements of the earth. 
  • Thank you for the purity we can see in the freshly fallen snow. 
  • Thank you that we can find that same purity through your love and forgiveness of our sins.
  • Thank you, God, for sharing with us the pristine beauty of your abundant snow!

(Before you log off today, check out the lyrics or a video version of Chris Tomlin’s song “Indescribable” and take a moment to worship our Lord and Creator!)


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