Humanity has accomplished some amazing feats.

We can think we’re pretty amazing. And really, we are.

But keep perspective. Because we are also very fragile.

Yes, we are a small fish in a big universe pond. We don’t always think about our world being suspended on nothing in a big black space. We can get pretty uppity about some things, can’t we?

I’m glad God didn’t create us to always be thinking about how small we are in relationship to the universe or I am quite sure we would be very anxious and fearful.

But it’s always good to be reminded from time to time.

Sometimes, we stop and get breathless at creation. It’s supposed to work that way. It’s really God’s way of tapping us on the shoulder.

When life’s not going so good, an unexpected treasure can put things into perspective.

A local photographer took the picture below. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Study it. See it’s fine detail? Design?

If God is that involved in just snowflake, you better believe his involved with you, no matter how distant you might feel from him.


Even a fragile snowflake has been carefully designed. God could have not given it that much attention.

But he did. Why?

Because when we look at creation, we see God.

All around us are wonderful expressions of God’s presence. We cannot possibly understand all of the “whys” of life.

We are too small.

Will you trust? You don’t have to. But it is so much better when you do.


photo credit: chris chapin


2 thoughts on “snowflakes.

  1. On my way home from work on Monday, I kept thinking about perspective. I started a post and then decided not to release it. Today I did and I do not think that it’s a coincidence you mentioned perspective today on your blog. Food for thought. I am still open to trusting again. I am grateful for your words today.

  2. Trust happens slowly and God is patient. He gives us all the time we need.

    It isn’t in God’s nature to rush us along and if others are, or we are ourselves, it’s not God’s heart.

    Allowing ourselves to “go there” in terms of perspective, is huge. It is a huge step because we are slowly raising our hand and putting it in God’s hand. He sees the child-like hesitation. It’s okay.

    I am grateful that my words have helped in some way.

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