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Wednesday Wonderings

Lessons from the Snow


I took time to notice the snow this past week. I went out to stand under the flakes while they fell, and then I shoveled. Afterward I sat by the back door and watched more flakes float down. Individually, each flake seemed fragile and small. Eventually, though, they began to stick where I had just shoveled. I stepped away to make some lunch and returned to find another few inches had accumulated. I sat amazed that singularly they seem almost inconsequential, yet over time they link their crystalline fingers and arms and grow, grow, grow.
 
Seeking God’s kingdom first and placing the needs of others before ours is not always easy. People won’t always appreciate it or say thank you. Sometimes they may even say something offensive to you or about you. But, “Don’t worry.” Rather trust that, over time, God will use the kindness and love and grace poured out in someone’s life like the falling snow.
 
Forgiveness is an example. Forgiveness is not a one-time event, rather it is a slow and powerful work of grace and reconciliation. It happens continually
each time we feel the hurt, anger, sadness, pain, rage, fear and violation rise up again, and we say, “Lord, help me to forgive.” Just like the foot of snow that doesn’t come from one giant snowflake instantaneously, instead it comes from the gradual and continual piling up over time.
 
One act on its own may seem inconsequential and fragile, but many of them linked together will become significant and beautiful.
 

How can you show kindness, grace, or forgiveness this week?

6 Comments to Lessons from the Snow:

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first aid at work london on Monday, June 29, 2015 5:58 AM
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Replique Montre Rolex on Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:57 PM
One act on its own may seem inconsequential and fragile, but many of them linked together will become significant and beautiful.
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www.fakerolex.org.uk on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 2:26 AM
Sometimes they may even say something offensive to you or about you.
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http://www.caresumeworld.com/ on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:12 AM
Sometime its give pleasure to note little things . Before reading your blog, i don't know that seeing a small flake of drop ice give massive pleasure i would appreciate your work and hopefully you share much more things like this .
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