“His word thundering so wondrously, his mighty acts staggering our understanding. He orders the snow, ‘Blanket the earth!’ and the rain, ‘Soak the whole countryside!’ No one can escape the weather–it’s there. And no one can escape from God.” Job 37:5-7 THE MESSAGE, NavPress, (c)2005 Last week we had the privilege of watching lightly falling snow turn our desert into a winter wonderland. School children’s delightful squeals pierced icy air as they watched feather-sized snowflakes drift from grey skies across their campuses. White fluffy powder was squished hard into balls and flung at classmates–a rare treat for desert dwellers. By early afternoon, the skies closed their storehouses and the wintry mix of snow and rain began to melt as blue peeked through the clouds. Climbing from the downtown sector, I wound my way home. The snow that had fallen steadily for hours blanketed golf courses and softened the look of prickly cacti with mounds of white powder. The wonder of such beauty could not escape even my anxious heart. The pure, white snow was breathtaking. A glimpse of the beauty of its Creator. And my heart could feel His touch. A grey fog began its silky movement across the mountains once again. The landscape stilled in the hush of a silent prelude to more gently drifting powder from the heavens. A friend and I sat tucked inside a coffee shop sharing warm conversation as we watched in awe the beauty floating outside the window. Voices whispered their words softly in imitation of the delicate portrait forming before their eyes. Time stood still ’til the quiet of evening fell upon us.
And we left wrapped in His inescapable love as He blanketed the earth in snow.
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