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The God Who Makes Snowflakes

January 9th, 2014 2 comments

snowflakeAt the start of each New Year, I love to begin by preaching on the greatness of God. I want our congregation to head into 2014 with rock solid hope and unshakable faith. There’s only one BEING great enough to deliver – God Almighty!

The psalmist captures the rallying cry of my heart when he exclaims, “Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt His name together!” (Psalm 34:3, NLT)

If you are not from these parts, you might not be aware of the fact that we were greeted on the first Sunday of the year with blizzard-like conditions and record setting temperatures. I magnified the BIGNESS of our God by reading from Job 37:5-7:

“God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power. He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down. Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power.”

It’s pretty stunning to meditate on the fact that God directs each snowflake. He not only directs their path, but He also creates each one as a stunning spectacle of His sovereign power and creative genius!

As R.C. Sproul notes, “If God is not sovereign, God is not God. If there is even one maverick molecule in the universe – one molecule running loose outside the scope of God’s sovereign ordination – we cannot have the slightest confidence that any promise God has ever made about the future will come to pass.” This means ever snowflake is submitted to His providential care.

In fact, blizzards are God’s way of stopping “business as usual” to remind us of our finite limitations and weakness. For those with eyes to see and hearts to worship, these show stopping displays of power and beauty are opportunities to pause in humble adoration and to stand in awe of His sheer, majestic power.

This is why we can venture into the unknown of 2014 with faith and hope. God is the sovereign Creator and Ruler over all of His creation, including YOU! If He directs the flight of a snowflake, and takes the time to feed sparrows (Matthew 6:25-30) don’t you think He can take care of you?

Let’s move with great faith as we follow our faithful God!