Wayne Weekly “Snowmen for God”
Written by Wayne Taylor on November 18, 2019
I think we were broad sided this past week with a winter storm that left many of our roads a challenge to maneuver, and patches of ice on sidewalks that activated our “on-board” human radar as we navigated sidewalks and parking lots. As I grow older, I find myself a bit more patient with slow moving people in vehicles and on foot. Seasons in life.
While out walking a few days back, I was struck by the new snowfall that boasted of bright diamond like glitter. Part of it must have been the way the sun was shining down. The angle must have been just right to highlight these miniature jewel like reflections in the snow. I did a double take, even a triple take.
Winter offers an entire new canvas for nature to draw on. It offers a freshness like no other.
The Bible compares a faithful messenger as cold snow in the time of harvest to those who send him. This certainly can’t mean snow during harvest time as that may bring disaster. But commentators believe it probably refers to the contrast of snow, perhaps on a distant mountain, to the heat of the day. Or perhaps the snow that might be used to cool down a drink of water during the heat of harvest.
A faithful, trustworthy messenger brings refreshment as the cool of snow in heat.
As Christians we are carriers of the most important message on earth. God equips us and sends us out to the harvest fields. Our faithfulness brings refreshment to the One who sends us. We are “snowmen” (and snow-women) for God.
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters. Proverbs 25:13