In this area, we haven't seen many snowflakes thus far this Winter. But when they do fall, they are a magnificent creation by God. One definition refers to a snowflake as a "feathery ice crystal". According to LiveScience (19 Jan 2007), "A cubic foot of snow can contain roughly one billion crystals. A rough estimate of the number of snow crystals that fall to Earth per year is about 1 followed by 24 zeros." While science has a radical way of explaining God's creation, this poem by Holly Gerth seems to better describe the beauty of a snowflake to me.
The Meaning of the Snowflake
Every new snowflake comes to the earth
as a picture of our Saviour’s birth,
because they are sent from up above
and remind us of God’s care and love.
Each one is so intricate and small
because Christ sees the details of us all,
and just as two are never the same
He knows and calls us each by name.
Snowflakes gently cover the world in white
and hide what’s unlovely from our sight,
showing us how He covers our sin
and gives us His grace when we come to Him.
So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind
and in every bit of white may you find
a reason to celebrate anew
and a reminder of His love for you.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."