Lessons from a Snowflake

Here are three lessons we can learn from a snowflake.

1. Uniqueness

Most of us have heard the saying that no two snowflakes are alike. Humans are the same. There is not another version of you in this world, you are unique and one of a kind! God our Creator, formed you, every detail of you, and created you for a specific purpose. It is our choice of how we live and what path we go down, whether we fulfill our purpose or live disobedient to God.


While we are all unique, we all are created in the image of God and created by God. His masterful Hands, form us and design us with our very own skills, personality, and appearance. Each one of us has unique skill sets, personalities, and appearances. These are things we have no control over, they were designed by God. While we can abuse these, such as not using our skills, letting our emotions control us, and altering our physical appearance, they were not options or choices we were able to make upon birth. We aren't able to choose our skin color, hair type, bone structure, voice, natural musical ability, if we are more serious rather than playful, etc. That is why it doesn't matter what our appearance is, that is not what defines us as human beings, that is not what determines our actions or personality, that is not what makes us good or bad. Our character, attitude, and actions are what dictate who we are.


2. Delicate

Snowflakes are very delicate. When touched or near heat, they immediately melt. As humans, we are also delicate. We may think we are strong and powerful, but on the grand scale of things, we are small and limited. "For He [God] knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust." (Psalm 103:14).


However, our weaknesses can be used to glorify God. When we allow God to work in our life, He uses our weaknesses to showcase His strength. "And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)


3. Stronger Together

One snowflake has little chance of surviving, as soon as it hits the ground it will melt away. However, multiple snowflakes are able to build upon each other and layer upon layer they create a beautiful white blanket over the ground. Humans are stronger together. "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken."(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).


By ourselves, we are weak, easily tempted, quick to fall, but together, holding each other accountable, encouraging one another, and helping others we are able to accomplish much, withstand temptation, and lean on each other during difficulties. God never intended for us to be alone, that is why he created a helpmate for Adam, that is why he told them to multiply. God loves when we are living for Him together, helping and uplifting each other. "And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18).


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