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Topic: Winter (the season) (08/13/09)
TITLE: Snowflakes on Valentine’s Day
By Emily White
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As I watched the many little snowflakes glide effortlessly to join their friends on the ground, I thought about how lucky they were. No two of them were alike and yet, they could all move through the sky together, playing with the wind, and then, rest peacefully on the ground, appreciating the cold. They all enjoyed the same winter fun. I sighed, wishing it was the same for me and my friends.
â€śJesus,â€ť I prayed, tired of the pity party, â€śWinter can be long and boring when Iâ€™m unhappy with myself. Please help me appreciate my uniqueness and, maybe, get outside with my friends this winter. Amen.â€ť
I immediately felt better. As I enjoyed Godâ€™s peace, my friend Kelsey rushed in, wiping her boots hurriedly on the mat.
â€śI knew Iâ€™d forgotten to give someone their valentine,â€ť she said breathlessly, â€śHereâ€™s yours Alexis. I hope you like it.â€ť
I took it from her eagerly, smiling when I realized it was in the shape of a snowflake. By the time Iâ€™d finished reading the note inside, I was grinning from ear to ear. It said:
God has made you more unique and beautiful than a snowflake. I love that about you. Donâ€™t ever wish you could change. Remember Psalm 139:14 â€śI praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.â€ť Happy Valentineâ€™s Day.
Love, your friend,
â€śYou donâ€™t know how much I needed this.â€ť I exclaimed, smiling my thanks.
â€śNo, but God knew. Do you want to go outside?â€ť
As Kelsey wheeled me around outside the cold February snow making us giddy, I smiled at the many falling snowflakes.
You may be unique, but youâ€™ve got nothinâ€™ on me!
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