The Power of Christmas ~ Snow!
Snow is a beautiful reminder of the forgiveness of sins that our loving God offers us. Maybe you haven’t felt pure for a very long time…you can. When you receive the forgiveness that Jesus offers you – your sins are forgiven & you are washed white as snow!
What about the Snowflakes…
As a child I had learned that no two snowflakes are alike. But I don’t think that I really grasped how amazing that is until I think about it now. It’s not hard to believe that no two are alike in my hand or even in my yard, but when I think about all the snow in my neighborhood and all the snow in this country and all the snow in the world!
There are no two alike?!
That is simply amazing.
That is simply our God!
Snowflakes may have similar qualities, but they are all uniquely different. Just like you and I! We are created in the image of God.
No 2 snowflakes are alike… no 2 of us are alike.
WHY not??? Because- YOU were created on purpose….you are no accident!
GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE!
Psalms 139:13-14 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. NIV
Eph 2:10 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. NIV YOU are far more important than snow! But when we see snow – it points us to our awesome Creator.
Because we all have a unique purpose, it is important that we also remember not to compare ourselves to others.
You were not created to fulfill their purpose…
you were created to fulfill your purpose.
If we start comparing ourselves with others, we are sure to miss all that God has for us! You are precious to God! It was/is important to God that you were unique! He “had a hand” in creating you – just the way He did!
He is crazy about you and I!
That should never fill us with pride when we truly understand the majesty and glory of our God and WHY He loves us so much.
Let me share a quote with you about God’s love from the book, “Pierced By the Word” by John Piper.
“For many years I have sought to understand how the God-centerdness of God relates to His love for sinners like us. Most people do not immediately see God’s passion for the glory of God as an act of love. One reason for this is that we have absorbed the world’s defnintion of love. It says: You are loved when you are made much of. The main problem with this definition of love is that when you try to apply it to God’s love for us, it distorts reality. God’s love for us in not mainly His making much of us, but His giving us the ability to enjoy making much of Him forever. In other words, God’s love for us keeps God at the center.”
I LOVE that! No matter how you look at it, it all comes back to HIM! That is so powerful!!!
As wonderfully made as we are- it’s still all about being made in HIS image!
When you see the snow…think about: *He washes us white as snow *We are all uniquely created for His purposes *It’s all about Him!
I will continue this series online, but if you would like to hear the message that I shared in it’s entirety, email me your home address and I will send you a copy of the CD (no charge).