Many of us are probably getting a little tired of the cold and winter and are ready for spring to makes its entry. I have to admit, though, I do like the snow. You have to admit (or not) it is beautiful! I did a little research on snowflakes:
Scientists estimate the chances of two snowflakes being exactly alike are about 1 in 1 million trillion (that’s a 1 followed by 18 zeros). Meteorologists think that there are 1 trillion, trillion, trillion (a 1 with 36 zeros!) different types of snowflakes.
A snowflake has three basic ingredients: ice crystals, water vapor and dust. The ice crystals form as water vapor freezes on a bit of microscopic dust.
As snowflakes tumble through the air, swirling and spiraling, they each take a different path to the ground. Each snowflake falls and floats through clouds with different temperatures and moisture levels, which shapes each snowflake in a unique way.
Even though two snowflakes may form in the same cloud, their different journeys to the ground will affect their shape and size, giving each snowflake its own unique identity.
Wow! All of this–a part of God’s wonderful creation. And think about this:
God created man from the dust of the ground. Consider the number of the people on the earth–
All taking different paths on the journey of life
All facing different temperatures (trials and problems)
(All of which helps to shape each one of us in a unique way.)
The temperature of the cloud in which the ice crystal is formed determines the shape of an ice crystal. Likewise, the amount of moisture in the cloud determines the size of the ice crystal.
REMEMBER, when we go through the clouds and storms in our life; sometimes the more beautiful we become as God is molding us into the image of His Son.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son. Romans 8:29
Winter storms in our life aren’t always pleasant, but there can be some beautiful results as we yield to our Maker’s hands.