Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Meaning of the Snowflake

Here in the Deep South, winters are usually cool and sometimes even warm...  However, for the last two years (2008 and 2009), we were miraculously blessed with a few Sneaux Days as they are affectionately referred to here in Tiger Country.

The first Sneaux Day in 2008 was, by far, the most magnificent.  It covered the entire south with a thick blanket of white fluff!  It was truly beautiful.

Becuase our area is not exactly equipped to handle such a snowfall, pretty much everywhere lost power.  Thank goodness we live on family property!  Most of us ended up at my inlaws around their wood burning stove.  My sweet mother in law made us breakfast (thanks to gas utilities) and chocolate milk (the milk was stored in the snow to keep it nice and cold) while we played in the snow!

That Sneaux Day is full of precious memories... memories that will surely stand out even into my golden years.

One of my favorite memories is taking a picture of my Judey Jude in his wintercoat in the snow.  I used that picture in my Christmas cards that year.  I usually do photo cards, but that year I found the perfect regular Christmas card to go with the picture.

This was the outside of the card:

This was the inside of the card:

The Meaning of the

Every new snowflake comes to the earth

As a picture of our Savior’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

The Lord 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 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.

-Holley Gerth

Praying your Christmas
and New Year
are filled with God's
many blessings.

From the fullness of His grace we have
all received one blessing after another.
It was a wonderful Christmas memory; one that will always remain one of my favorites.

1 comment:

Thank you for taking the time to share a kind word with me!