Recently, during the end part of worship service, my husband gave me a gentle nudge and gestured with a slight nod of his head toward the high windows in the church building. It was snowing!! Small bits of snow had begun to fall swiftly from the sky.
After that, as much as I tried to stay focused on what my pastor was so passionately preaching I couldn’t stop looking up and out of the window trying to gauge – as best as I could from where I was sitting – how hard it was coming down and how much might be accumulating.
What I could see from my seat was no indicator at all for what met my eyes when I walked out of service about half an hour later. Wow!! In that short period of time about half an inch or so had already fallen and the flakes that were coming down were huge!
All around me there was a bustle of excitement as person-by-person entered the lobby and got a glimpse of the big, wet, white, fluffy flakes! If it wasn’t for the fact that I had to get in my car and drive home, my only thoughts would have been on enjoying its full beauty, just because!
At this point, you’re likely wondering, “Why is she telling us about snow falling and what does it have to do with anything at all?”
Psalm 19:1-3 tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.”
How much of heaven declares the Lord’s glory? All of it!! There is nothing under the heavens; nothing at all-including snow-that does not speak of His glory.
So, whether it’s snow, wind, rain or sunshine, everything in creation draws us to see and observe the handiwork of God-Father, God-Son, God-Holy Spirit.
Therefore, regardless of where you are this exact moment, may I encourage you to pause and look around and see. Observe and see the beauty of the Lord in the space around you.
The Psalmist in chapter 27 verse 4 says:
“One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.”1
Stephanie Paul serves as part of the Addiction Recovery Team at America’s Keswick as Director of Women’s Addiction Ministry. She has been married for almost 30 years to Sesky Paul who is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. Stephanie serves alongside him as Care Group leaders in their church. They have two grown children. Her single focus in ministry at Keswick is to image Christ in grace and truth to wounded and hurting women, encouraging them to make Jesus the truest Lover of their soul and the One in whom all hope lies.