Out of all the seasons and seasonal precipitation snow is unique. It has more meaning and depth to more people than most any other show of nature.
It's beautiful -- even those people who don't like it will acknowledge that (unless they're being stubborn).
It makes people think of Christmas. Someone will sing, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
And when people think of Christmas that brings with it a bunch of memories and experiences unique to each person.
But while it is beautiful it is also terrifying. It can mean death to anyone not prepared or caught in its clutches. It is a bane (a cause of great distress) for anyone dealing with disabilities and those with helpless children.
Yesterday Hawk and I found out our ramp needs some winterizing. I tried to use a blanket. It didn't work so good. I ended up dragging Hawk into the house and pushing the wheelchair in afterwards.Neither of us were hurt but I had to brush off Hawk's jeans.
Snow reminds me of its Creator -- God. God is beautiful and terrifying. As C.S. Lewis wrote in his Narnia books, "He is not a tame lion."
Snow this morning reminds me how helpless we are without God. There are times we won't be able to figure it out no matter how hard we try. We are limited by our humanness. Our bodies and our brains can do only so much. We can say we are self-sufficient but we can't control the weather. We can't control others. Often we can't control ourselves -- our thoughts, our words, our moods. We can't control really anything. We might think we can and maybe for a time things go the way we plan them to go but that never lasts long.
Only Jesus Christ (who is the same yesterday, today and forever -- that's found in Hebrews 13) is a sure foundation for life. Nothing else is guaranteed. He always has a solution. He always has an answer.
Yesterday in Sarah Young's Jesus Calling, it said, "Rather than trying to fix everything that comes to your situation, ask Me to show you what is truly important."
"For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast." Psalm 33:9
Be safe out there. Be wise. Be cautious. And look to Him for He is faithful.