Sunday, February 20, 2011


It's been snowing non-stop since about one o'clock this afternoon. And it's not just a few fluttery flakes falling gently from the sky - no, I'm looking out my front window at millions and millions of little flakes rushing to the ground. Where I saw grass this morning, I now see the snow piles reappearing. Good thing Rob got a snow shovel for Christmas! After the last snowstorm a couple of weeks ago, it took us two and half hours working together to shovel our driveway and sidewalks (that's what we get for living on a corner lot!) - better that than a $195 fine from the City though, I suppose! Here are a couple of pictures from the last storm.

It looks like we're going to be digging ourselves out of this one too. Not twenty minutes ago did I walk by our dining room window which looks out to our driveway. My poor little car is buried already. I knew it wasn't possible that spring was here to stay, but I must say, I wasn't expecting this!

Storms like this always remind me of a verse in Job. Job 37:5-7 says:

"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 everyone he has made may know his work,
   he stops all people from their labor."

Snowstorms mean kids start crossing their fingers and wearing their pajamas inside out in hopes for a snow day. Adults start complaining because the morning commute to work is going to be a disaster. Police are sending reports asking people to stay off the roads. Local news stations are posting articles about an accident on US-131 involving up to fifty vehicles, the highway closed for a ten mile stretch.

But, how often in the midst of all of those thoughts do we stop and recognize that it is God's thundering voice that commands the snow to fall "so that everyone he has made may know his work"? 

Maybe there's more to the snow than two hours of shoveling or another snow day or slower drive to work. Maybe God uses the snow to bring His GREATNESS and our HUMANITY into the light. All God has to do is speak and the snow begins or ceases to fall: greatness. When we try and conquer the snow we cause fifty vehicle accidents that close freeways for miles and end up complaining about the cold weather: humanity.

Instead of wishing that Spring would come, maybe we all need to take a moment and stop to recognize the One who controls the weather with only his voice and who gave his son to wash us as white as the snow that's falling around us. I can't think of anything better to dwell upon tonight.

How has God shown you His greatness lately?

1 comment:

  1. I love the connection you made here. I most definitely fall under the complaining part.. I said just this afternoon as long as this snow doesnt make me miss the bachelor at steph's house tomorrow night! as though that was and is the most important thing. thanks for the reminder, and for allowing us to see God through and in you.