"The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.” – Isaiah 55:10
This past week I was granted the awesome privilege to be in Estes Park, with my co-workers, praying for our church and church communities. While we there, it snowed.
As I sat in the majestic mountains and the snow began to fall, The Lord spoke to me. This huge amount of snow, fell all day long. Without a sound or even much of a breeze, snow kept falling, covering the trees, mountains, and animals around us.
I saw how gentle our Father is. Slowly, silently He began speaking. As long as I was willing to listen, He kept speaking.
Hour after hour, this beautiful, peaceful snow covered every part of the landscape. I began to know more deeply, I can trust God to cover every one of my needs.
Slowing down allowed me to absorb His Presence. Surrounded by mountains way bigger than me, and a huge amount of snow, I gained a greater sense of how awesome His Presence is. With the snow falling, my heart was stilled and my soul was fed.
The dry mountain landscape looked brown and bleak when we arrived. The Lord quietly covered every patch of brown grass with a thick blanket of fresh, white snow. Watching this, I was reminded He covers all of our worries, fears, mistakes and struggles with His perfect love.
Others moving around Estes Park didn’t necessarily hear what I was hearing. Yet, the snow gently, but persistently fell. So it is with our Father; He gently and persistently pursues our hearts.
God didn’t raise His voice in thunder or unleash a vicious wind to steal our attention. He just quietly laid out a beautiful blanket of snow.
When the summer heat comes, this snow will melt, trickling to brooks, on the way to creeks and rivers. Ultimately, this snow will become the water supply for people in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
Think of it; people who might deny God exists, either because they don’t care, have been hurt or genuinely cannot see His hand in Creation will receive water to sustain them, from this snowfall.
Could our Father be any more patient, gracious or merciful than to provide for our needs, while allowing us to sort out our feelings about Him? Just as the sun will deliver this blessing, so God waits for circumstances or time to bring people to Him.
How about you?
“Have you visited the treasures of snow?” – Job 38:22
Let me encourage you to take some time, a morning, or an afternoon to sit some place you like, in His Creation, with Him. We have incredible vistas all around us, waiting for us to slow down and watch a sunrise or sunset, with our Father.
I’m convinced He will speak to you, as you slow down to consider Him. I am also sure, as God speaks, you will sense His peace and know He dearly loves you, right now, exactly as you are.