Playing in the snow is a thrill for children. Creating “snow angels” is a simple way to leave their mark in the fresh fallen white snow. Several months ahead they will instead build sand castles! New snow accumulation resembles mounds of glistening diamonds caught by the rays of the sun. Adjusting your eyes to the brilliance of the sun beams falling on white snow may be a challenge. Your eyes blink repeatedly and your head begins to throb. Snow angels come in assorted shapes and sizes depending on who does the arm flapping to create them. Are they real angels or just a winter mirage?
The snow in the Bible represents purity, holiness, and cleansing. Words were penned by King David, “a man after God's own heart,” seeking forgiveness for adultery with Bathsheba and arranging for the murder of her husband ( Psalms 51:7). God said through Isaiah that our sins like flaming crimson will become white as snow ( Isaiah 1:18). Jesus following His resurrection was clothed in robes as white as snow (Matthew 28:3). In the Revelation of Jesus we learn of His head and hair described as white as snow (Revelation 1:14).
Maybe each "snow angel" is much the same as God leaving a calling card as a free sample of what He has planned for us. Just imagine His finished product!
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