Snowflakes are very interesting.  Have you ever taken the time to examine one?  You may be more concerned with driving in a snow storm, clearing your driveway or not getting caught in a blizzard.  But do you remember the first time that you looked in amazement at the delicate nature of an individual flake?

A single piece of dust is needed at the core for each individual snowflake.  Each is symmetrical, containing hydrogen and oxygen, the building blocks of water. All snowflakes have six points but they come in innumerable shapes and sizes.  While each flake has features similar to all the others, each of the billions of snowflakes created is unique.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says:  “He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

Depending on your point of view, a snowflake can be very beautiful as it falls on a winter night clinging to the branches of the trees.  That same snow can break off limbs of trees to fall on power lines or accumulate on roads, making them impassable.

Each snowflake starts with the imperfection of the tiny dust particle before turning into something beautiful.  Each of us starts with the imperfection of original sin.  But God looks at our frailties and is able to join us with Him through our baptism and continue to shape us with His Word. 

Just as God knows every flake of snow that falls or each grain of sand on the beach, he also knows the number of hairs on our heads.  We have a huge God.  He is the Maker of Creation.  He is the Maker of you and me.  Even with our imperfections, we are beautiful in God’s eyes.  He sent His Son to wash over the imperfections in our lives.  Covered in the blood of Christ, we are perfect.

What can you do to start an avalanche, sharing God’s Word with the world?  Can you teach a Sunday School class or lead an adult bible study?  Do you share the love of Christ with your neighbor?  Our imperfect world needs the redemptive grace of the Gospel.  As each of us does our small part, the impact grows, just like a few snowflakes coming together to form a snowball, gaining momentum as it rolls down the hill.

We invite you to partner with CEF to Build the Kingdom.  Let’s make a difference, together.

Bill Burmeister

Director of Congregational Services

Church Extension Fund

3773 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-3098

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