Snow is fascinating! With snow you can build snow men, make snow angels, and have snow ball fights. The addage “no two snowflakes are alike” is a fact. Snowflakes can be slotted into a number of categorical shapes, but all the way down to the atomic level they are one of a kind. The same is true of of man. We are made in His image (Genesis 1:26), but we are unique.
It is another interesting fact that the sun gives the snow its pure white color when the snowflake reflects the light of the sun. Is it not the reflection of the light of the Son in the Christian that colors the Christian in pure white? Our joy is He has made us white as snow!
Psalms 51:7 – Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Though the individuality and purity of a single snowflake is amazing, a snowman, snow angel, or snowball fight cannot be made from one snowflake. A minimum of joy results. An individual Christian is truly wonderful, but how much greater the joy which comes from a body of believers united together? Christ called for us to:
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15).
We long for the day when He will gather all his “snowflakes” together:
“And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” (Mark 13:27)