Isn't it beautiful to see those diamond crystals glint in the snow? Of course I'm not outside examining them, just using my memory on that, but they are pretty. And even if we don't appreciate the design of each individual snowflake God still creates them. Actually, even the person who loves snow more than anything can't appreciate every unique snowflake God creates. God knows this and still creates them. Picture a little kid sitting at a table making paper snowflakes -- the kid who does it just for fun. That's God!
What a tangent! It was the sunshine that did it. I'm watching it fall on my hands as I type and come through my window (again, there I go). I want to share a quote from The Hidden Life of Trees about trees I think applies to God too. Today I read, "The main reason we misunderstand trees, however, is that they are so incredibly slow."
Trees are slow to grow and age and act in human years.
And God is often slow to act from a human perspective. This creates a lot of misunderstandings about Him in our minds. We see something bad happen. We might think, "Why didn't God do something? Why didn't God prevent that? He says He is Love, but is He really?"
We see someone who lives a pretty much evil love get ahead. We might think, "Why are they rewarded?" when in fact, that isn't how God sees it. Nothing gets past Him.
He's always working (even in those situations that are tragic and seem wholly pointless). God's view of this life isn't our view. His view is perfect. His view takes everything and everyone into account. It might not be a good thing for you temporarily, but in the end, God will make it so if you love Him.
2 Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent."
And Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."