Changing by One Snowflake at a Time

As I was shoveling today I thought about snow flakes. Recently, someone had posted pictures of how each one was unique and beautiful. But they are so small and delicate that they are nearly weightless. If you had only seen them this way, you could never imagine being able to cover the earth inches or feet deep with them.

Yet this is how God works. If you needed to feed perhaps a million people in the desert what would you do? I would think about hauling in the biggest animals I could find – beef or maybe elephants. God used manna. It settled like snow in small flakes, but there was enough for all. And when they craved meat – he used quail. The smallest bird – not ostriches.

So, often I am looking for God to do the big. But, I think he prefers to accomplish miracles with the unimaginable accumulation of small unique acts. We want instant change. God wants to bring about miraculous change though the accumulation of small, life giving touches with him. This is the point of our “time with God” This is the point of reading His word. Each unique encounter adds up to a snow storm. Don’t miss it.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 
Isaiah 55:10–11 NIV

-Charlie