As we experience a cold, cold winter, many of us are enduring the hardships of ice, while others are enjoying a day of rest a good day of snow can only provide.  Through these winter months, and especially on snowy days, I am reminded of the following verse from Job 37:

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.  He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’  So that all men he has made may know his work, he stops every man from his labor. 

God sends us snow so we may rest from our labor, from our work, from our week of filled schedules, so we can, if for a moment, behold God’s power.  We marvel at the inspiring beauty of snow and ice, even while we endure its inconveniences. 

Just remember, though, that it was always God’s intention to provide the snow of winter, and the storms of spring, so that even the visible weather would testify to the invisible God.

May you enjoy your rest today.

2 thoughts on “Stop

  1. I just chanced upon your blog. After reading this, I cannot help but think about something else – perhaps it is God’s way of checking us out, whether we observe the most important teaching of Christ – “Love one another as I have loved you”. Perhaps He wants to see what we do to alleviate the suffering of our neighbours in the thankless winter of North America.

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