Speck of Dirt
It has been snowing in Coeur d’Alene. Ethereal white powder dusts the pine trees, and the golf course behind my house is a pure, pastoral landscape. It’s beautiful, albeit very cold.
I’m not a big winter person. I like a hot summer’s day where I can take the top off my Jeep or spend some quality time on the lake with my family. However, there is something about snow that’s cleansing. There is something dream-like and pure about those drifting white snowflakes.
Yet did you know that at the heart of every pure and unique snowflake is a speck of dirt? Snowflakes start as tiny dust particles, which serve as their center. That bit of dirt provides the foundation on which to build something extremely intricate and beautiful.
It’s easy to draw the comparison of the beginnings of a snowflake to a human being. We’re all wondrous creations, unique and intricately made, yet at our very core is imperfection and sin. The only way to make us entirely perfect is through Jesus.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM WHO STRENGTHENS ME.