Theme: Let It Snow
I had to do it this morning. I turned on my favorite Jewish jazz artist, Kenny G, and listened to his classic Christmas album as I drove my 4-wheel drive jeep through the snowy roads and sipped a hot cup of coffee. I looked at the snow covered pine trees, people using their beloved snowblowers, the snow softly dancing down from the heavens to the earth, and thought back to our Live Nativity on Christmas Eve. That night many brave souls froze outside for two hours in hope that someone would receive hope.
I never shared much about that night, but there were a number of people who drove down 62, saw our church from the highway, got off the exit, and came through. They were all grateful we were doing something that night they could participate in. Most everything had been cancelled. A neighbor across the street came with her little girl and thanked us for what we were doing. Others expressed gratitude with offerings, words, and even tears.
Before we went out that night, I reminded everyone we were doing this because we loved God. I am not sure they heard me because they were likely thinking of standing in freezing weather for two hours. But they probably did hear me, at least subconsciously. I think remembering we love God is important. It's important because God is who we are really trying to honor and bring glory to. It's not about us, it's about God. I know that's the oldest phrase in the book, but it is true. I am so thankful it is about God because if it were about us, it would be a disappointing life.
Today's verse is from a tongue lashing God gives a man named Job. I won't go into it here, but the whole book of Job is about loving God. I can't remember when, but one time when I read through Job, this verse made me pause. Have you entered the storehouses of the snow? Since that day, snow took on a new meaning for me. Snow reminds me of the beautiful power and sovereignty of God. So let it snow, let the beautiful power and sovereignty of God fall upon us all. And may we love God who has both created and entered the storehouses of the snow.
Scripture: Job 38:22 (NIV)
Have you entered the storehouses of the snow?
Prayer: Let It Snow
"Father, we glorify your Name. Your Name is above all. Your Kingdom is above all. Your reign is above all. This life is not about us, it is about You. You control the storehouses of snow. You and Your ways are so far above us and our thoughts. We humbly bow and acknowledge Your amazing grace, mercy, and goodness to us. We pause in this moment and express our love to You. May the snow that is falling remind us of Your power and reign over this world and our lives. In Jesus' name, Amen."