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The Gift of Snow

My Dear People,

I was looking for the quote online that talks about how if you are angry with the snow, then you will be unhappy and still have the same amount of snow. I couldn’t find the exact quote, but I did find the following quotes:

“The very fact of snow is such an amazement.”
Roger Ebert

“When snow falls, nature listens.”
Antoinette van Kleef

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky - unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder.”
Susan Orlean

“Snow provokes responses that reach back to childhood.”
Andy Goldsworthdy

“Snowing is an attempt of God to make the dirty world look clean.”
Mehmet Murat ildan

After every snowfall the world looks new- and similar. A perfectly groomed lawn and a horribly unkempt lawn both look the same under a snowfall; mud paths and paved roads look the same; there is an equalizing force behind snow, and all radiates the same beauty under the snow. Snowfall is a reminder that all the works of man, all that we are, is under the protective blanket of the blessings that fall from heaven. It is majestic, and it is humbling.

There is beauty if we accept the blessings from heaven. Sometimes the gifts of heaven are somewhat difficult to accept. Like the Israelites who complained against the bread from heaven because they had tired of it, we can often neglect the miracles that happen daily if we become accustomed to them (and dare I say, bored with them). Let us look afresh on the blessings of God that come to us unbidden; let us look for the joy that he gives us so abundantly; let us find beauty in the gifts surrounding us, giving us new perspective as we open our hearts to receive all the good things the Lord wishes to give us. The world God created is beautiful, if we are open to his redeeming work.

As we finish out winter, may we find joy in the many gifts God gives us from heaven.