Opinion

Snowflakes stimulate thinking

It’s amazing what a little thing like a snow flurry can do for people. We get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that everything starts to dull around us. Some may turn to unnatural things to give them variety, but I prefer a more natural method to break the monotony of life.

Let’s take a look at snow. Each flake is made up of tiny little ice crystals, and the amazing thing is that no two are alike. Some snow is red (see the Sahara desert), but most snow that we think of is white. Of course, most people know these facts, so I wont bore you with a drift of facts.

When those little flakes start flurrying down, it elates the spirit. It’s something one does not see often (unless you live up north), and helps break the feeling that nothing ever changes. Fact is that things are changing every day.

People fall in love. Friends move away. Families split up or come together. Loved ones pass away.

Jesus knew that every single one of us is special. He made the time to sit down with women that had disgraced their family. He spoke with lepers despite their rotting flesh. He even went so far as to have dinner with those slimy tax collectors! The difference between what we see and what he sees is the fact that he has a different lens over his eyes.

“Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.” That’s a verse from Psalm 139. Do you know what that says to me? It says that each of us was formed with love and care. God knew that each of us was special, and so each of us needed that specific attention that only the loving Father of the universe could give. Now why on earth would God spend all that time creating us if He didn’t want each of us to be special?

Each person is a snowflake, and when we realize this fact you see that we live out of the norm every single day! Take a look around you and see that variety is everywhere. Talk to a friend about how their day went. Wish a stranger a good day. Take part in a spontaneous filming of that viral video Harlem Shake. But most important of all, cherish each person. Like a snowflake, they are eventually bound to flurry on.