Winter Wonders!

I think that every time God sees a snowflake form­ing He must think of the chil­dren and smile. To see the delight on a child’s face when they see snow falling mys­te­ri­ous­ly from the sky is a won­der to behold. A child will stand trans­fixed by the mar­vel of it for hours beg­ging to go out and play in God’s glo­ri­ous play­ground! Then when they are final­ly bun­dled up and sent out into the win­ter won­der­land of white­ness they play with aban­don total­ly unaware of how cold it is!

As I sit and watch my kids play in the snow it makes my heart smile. It brings joy to me to see them so excit­ed. I do not share their exu­ber­ant enthu­si­asm. I spent ¾ of my life in Alaska and have endured more snow than I ever cared to endure again. But since mov­ing a bit north again I have enjoyed the snow sim­ply because of my chil­dren!

I believe it is entire­ly pos­si­ble that God made the snow with chil­dren on His mind. We can get a glimpse of what Jesus thought of chil­dren in Matthew 19:13–15.

Then some chil­dren were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the dis­ci­ples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the chil­dren alone, and do not hin­der them from com­ing to Me; for the king­dom of Heav­en belongs to such as the­se.”  And after lay­ing His hands on them, He depart­ed from there.

This may not seem like a big deal to mod­ern Amer­i­ca. But in this time peri­od chil­dren were seen and not heard. They were not held in high esteem and most def­i­nite­ly would not have been allowed to approach a great teacher or lead­er. Jesus was unlike any lead­er of that day. He val­ued the unval­ued of His time.

Isn’t it iron­ic that snow is a child’s delight and each and every snowflake is unique and dif­fer­ent? Not one is the same as anoth­er. I love how every­thing in cre­ation declar­es the won­der of God! We are each unique and spe­cial even though there are mil­lions of us on this Earth.

So as I sit by my win­dow and watch the snow gen­tly fall to the ground I am remind­ed that God loves the lit­tle chil­dren so much that He made the spec­ta­cle of snow just for them! Take a moment and enjoy the won­ders of win­ter with the chil­dren in your life!

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