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Psalm 19:6 – That's how God's Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset, melting ice, scorching deserts, warming hearts to faith. (MSG)
I am not a lover of winter, but there is something special about the first snow. For me, though, it takes a real effort to see this, as I grumble about lost ice-scrapers and snowbrushes. (It never ceases to amaze me how they are in the car at the last snow in the spring, but are not to be found when needed with the first snow in the winter. I will cover that thought another day.)
When the snow begins to fall, the snowflakes are fluffy and white and carefree, as they come from the sky, gently floating to the grass and roads. As one lands, others soon follow — landing on top of or beside one another. Then as people begin to drive and walk on them, these flakes soon become dirty and icy. Not to be pessimistic, but soon one sees people scraping and chipping away at the now icy snowflakes. The sun also comes out and melts some away; the warmer the sun, the faster they melt.
We also know of a Son who was sent from heaven to earth. He came that we may have everlasting life. He also came to melt the ice from our hearts, warming our hearts to faith — and the closer we get to Him, the faster our ice melts, and our trust in Him is warmed by His love for us.
John 1:7 – This man [John] came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. (NKJV)
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, we thank You for Your sacrifice sent to us through Your Son. As we go through another winter, help us to help to melt and warm the hearts of others. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.