I walked around our house today looking for damage along the roof line. As I trudged around the back yard I tried to step in the footprints left by the teen boys who were out there playing yesterday. Not only were their footsteps farther apart than mine, but when I didn't step exactly in the center of each, my foot sank about another six inches deeper. Once I lost my balance and was hip-deep in snow. Truly amazing.
I've been thinking about that line in Job about the storehouses of snow. What a beautiful image of how God has all weather at His fingertips. And the same God who can summon the hurricane winds and the blizzards of snow cares about every sparrow that falls and every hair on a person's head. And nothing gives Him more pleasure than to love us. What a humbling thought.
Here's the scripture:
5 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
6 He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,'
and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
7 So that all men he has made may know his work,
he stops every man from his labor.
Boy, he sure stopped every man from his labor this past week (except the snow plow drivers, emergency workers and electric linemen) with the snow we had. And why? So that we might all know HIS work.
Please enjoy this awesome visual to go along with Chris Tomlin's song, Indescribable.