“He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.”
I found 24 uses of the word “snow” in my New American Standard Bible. Eleven of the them were used in similes, as in, “like snow” or “as snow.” Really, the Bible doesn’t speak much about actual snow. So, my mind perks up when I come across one.
A few weeks ago, there was a fantastic frost. You can see it it in the picture above (which is available for purchase in the gallery). Amazing! That’s all I can say about it. It made my whole day. The sunshine was nice too.
But why? Why does God care to “scatter” such beauty?
I can’t say I really know. Like others, I would have to say, “Who can know the mind of the Lord?” But I would like to think He just wants to.
We are created in God’s image according to Genesis. Now this doesn’t mean that He is just like us, but we do reflect Him. And one of the most amazing things about human beings is that we can be creative. It is one of the ways we reflect God best, I think.
The people I know who are most creative just enjoy it. They aren’t too concerned about making money at it or if anyone sees it. They enjoy it because it is part of who they are.
Our God is a creator. He enjoys it. So the next time you see that freshly fallen snow or you see frost or the autumn colors or that buck or bear, think about that. The God of the universe blesses us everyday with beauty just because He wants to.