Snowflakes and Christians


Here in Florida, the weather is usually balmy by northern standards – even though many Floridians began the new year dressed in pants and jackets due to the recent cooler weather. While our northern neighbors may be shoveling snow and scraping ice, we complain about cold fronts that lower the temperature to 60 degrees. I have to confess, even after 18 years in Florida, I still struggle with calling them “cold” fronts. Perhaps “cool” fronts are more accurate, although nighttime temperatures in the 40s cause me to reconsider!

Cold weather does have its advantages, though. Ice skating and sledding. Hot chocolate and soup buffets. Snuggling and sharing confidences in front of a crackling fire.

Even though it’s been a while since I’ve shoveled snow, the cooler weather has turned my thoughts to the wet, white stuff. And as I consider the delicate crystals, they remind me of…Christians!snowflakes

1. Snowflakes are unique, yet seem to look alike.

Christians are unique individuals, but are all in the process of looking like Christ (Romans 8:29).

2. Snowflakes cover dirty streets with a white blanket that reflects the sun’s light.

Christians cover a multitude of sins when we express Christ’s love
(I Peter 4:8).

3. Snowflakes are pure refreshment on the tip of the tongue.

Christians bring refreshment as we encourage the weary and faint-hearted
(I Thessalonians 5:14).

4. Snowflakes are fragile alone, but together can shut down a city.

Christians are vulnerable alone, but together, the Body of Christ prevails against the gates of hell (Matthew 16:18)!

I wonder…what would happen if we, as Christians, started behaving more like snowflakes? What an impact we would have for the Kingdom!

Now it’s your turn. How do snowflakes remind you of Christians?

Ava Pennington

After a 20-year corporate career, Ava Pennington is thoroughly enjoying her second career as an author, teacher, and speaker. Her book, Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, is published by Revell Books and endorsed by Kay Arthur, founder of Precepts Ministries. Ava has also written for numerous magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse. Her work has been published in 30+ anthologies, including 25 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Ava also teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. When she’s not writing and teaching, Ava enjoys playing with her mischievous 5-year-old Boxers, Duke & Daisy. For more information, visit

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