Andrew Hughes | Category: Worldview
Here in Pittsburgh, it is snowing today.
Creation is always intended to point beyond itself to the One who stands behind. Thus, we are to study it, observe it, and reflect upon it -- as it points to the Creator.
In Scripture, the writers very often look to creation itself, and snow as part of that creation, to paint beautiful word pictures, for us the readers, through use of figurative language. Here are some beautiful references to our redemption in Christ:
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)
"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." (Psalm 51:7)
Here is another text that paints a beautiful picture of God and His direct hand in creation:
God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things we cannot comprehend. For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour…By the breath of God ice is given and the broad waters are frozen fast. He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning. They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world. Whether for correction or for his land or for love, hecauses it to happen. (Job 37:5-6 & 9-13).
Remember: creation is always intended to point beyond itself to the one who stands behind. Thus, we are to study it, observe it, and reflect upon it.
As you have time, share any other Biblical metaphors, you can think of, in which snow is used to paint a picture of our God.
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