I woke up to snow.
The snow in Atlanta, Georgia is beautiful today! It is a part of God’s beautiful creation because it is a reflection of His character and who He is, as Creator of the universe.
The Word of God says in Job 37:6:
~”For to the snow he says, “Fall on the earth,” likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.”~Job 37:6, ESV~
When God commands it to snow in any part of the world, it will snow. When God commands the snow to stop in any part of the world, it will stop snowing. The hand of God acts upon the weather and is in control of how to wield it, even in the heart of my home, Atlanta, Georgia! ❤
It is AMAZING how God works! After drinking a cup of coffee and saying my morning prayers, I went for a short walk outside of my home. I marveled at the snow, even at the footprints I made in ground behind me (as silly and stupid as that sounds, its true!) while admiring the clear blue sky that overlooked the quietness of my neighborhood. I studied the snow that occupied all of a bush outside of my home.
Taking in all of beauty of nature and the snow that had fallen overnight, I thought to myself how good and amazing that the God I serve is: He is amazing from the beginning of the creation to the predicted new heavens and new earth that will be home someday.
~”In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”~Genesis 1:1,. NIV~
~”As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me, declares the Lord, so will your name and descendants endure.”~Isaiah 66:22, NIV~
The more that I think about it, God must have created snow, in the beginning, as one of the many ways to glorify who His Son, Jesus, is. Like the sun, moon, stars, and rain, snow is one of the many ways used to point the world to Jesus as God is glorified because it is pure and represents one of the ways that we, as sinners, can make things right with God as we are born again and our Creator renews our souls, separating us from sin as we worship the One True God that is Jesus Christ. This takes place as the white beauty of the snow transcends our understanding of who Jesus is because He is pure, like the white blankets of snow that covers Atlanta. This creation, snow, symbolizes that Jesus is greater than this world. This creation, snow represents that Jesus is the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. He is Forever God. Jesus is Lord. Amen!
~”Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”~Isaiah 1:18, KJV~
I cannot wait until that day I eternally worship Jesus Christ, my God who I passionately serve. I won’t remember the things of this world nor will I remember sin, or the bad parts of my life as I eternally worship who Jesus is in all of His glorious splendor! I don’t know if I will remember that He made snow, but I can only imagine that Jesus Christ Himself will be a reflection of snow and that I will too, even as my body is changed to be entirely Christlike in the new heavens and earth.
~”For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet with the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”~1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, KJV~
This Word of God and the future of the kingdom of Jesus Christ is what brings me comfort, even in snow. Even is snow, I can see Jesus as I seek His kingdom because I can only imagine that His kingdom will be that pure, white, splendid goodness that captures my eye, even as my Abba Father wipes away all of the bad memories clean from my brain and I focus on His eternal goodness: Forever, in the name of Jesus Christ! I will NEVER cry again because Jesus will one day totally purify my heart, mind, soul, and spirit, to focus on Him and His total worship, that He deserves, as I give Him all of the glory….all like the purity and cleanliness effects of snow!
~”And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”~Revelation 21:4, KJV~
Tears will no longer be a part of me when I one day enter the Kingdom of God: physically and spiritually. This is a great concept for me to think about. Anger, bitterness, jealously, and other things not of God will be completely removed from all men, women, and boys and girls, from the One True King as they focus their total worship on Jesus, Lord of all creation!
I will have a new body, like Jesus. I will be like Jesus: totally, in mind, heart, soul, body, and spirit. I won’t sin, like Jesus. I will love, like Jesus. These are some AMAZING thoughts to think about!
God is good! I now want to take the time to pray for you, dear reader, and from whatever part of the world that you are reading this blog post from and whatever weather you are experiencing in that part of the world. May you use it glorify God. 🙂 :
Thank You for each reader, whether he or she is reading from a snowy part of the world to the sunniest part of the earth, and that he or she has a lot to take, learn, and apply from this blog post. May each reader remember Jesus not only as God, but as the Creator of all people, places, and parts of the world. May each reader see snow and enjoy it in, “the now,” as You prepare him or her for home for eternal worship of You in what will be forever. Purify and cleanse each reader of sins that he or she may be holding onto. Make that person born again if he or she is not saved as he or she chooses to enter into a relationship with You. Make the person, if he or she is a Christian, stronger than ever, in his or her walk with You, as he or she remembers snow as a reflection of who Jesus is and Your sovereignty. Bless each reader, whether Christian or non-Christian, with pure hearts focused towards You and reveal to them of Jesus and His impact that He had on the cross and His resurrection that changed the world. May You change each life reading this blog post today and give each reader Your amazing love. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless You! Stay warm in the Father’s love today! ❤