Sunday, January 10, 2010

The purpose of the snow

Job 37:5-6
God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.

He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,'
and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

So that all men he has made may know his work,
he stops every man from his labor.

Did you admire His work? Do you know that He told the snow to 'Fall on the earth", so that we would stop from our busyness, our hustling and stressing? Can you imagine it, God telling the snow to fall? He did.

He wants us to step away from our work and see His bigger, more majestic, amazingly indescribable creation. Did you stop and think about how small we are, and how big God is? Were you reminded when you saw the snow to "Be still and know that He is God."? He is trying to get our attention, did it work?

This chapter in Job goes on to say, "The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen." And then it also says, "He brings the clouds to punish men,
or to water his earth and show his love. Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders. "

I am so thankful for these past four days with my family, in our warm house. The snow is beautiful, and am reminded of my blessings. The kids have terrible croupy coughs and nasty noses, but I have been happy. I do believe that God chose to stop us and remind us that He is in control. I'm thankful that He has a plan and controls my life, not me, and for being reminded in such a beautiful way.

4 comments:

Amanda Brady said...

LOVE the new picture at the top of your page! Gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Great post! I've been focusing this past week on how great God is and that everything that happens, He will use for good whether it seems good to me or not. He will make it good. He is in control and knows my life and what will happen. I have to let go of that control and enjoy the ride!

Booklover1212 said...

I live in beautiful Colorado and have a beautiful view of the mountain range every single day. The peaks usually have snow well into July and every day I am just marvelled at the beauty that God has created right in my own backyard. I never get tired of that view!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

{Kimber} said...

great post!
love the new header!