Wednesday, November 29, 2006


We are all unique created by God, bearing His divine image, each in a special way. God tells the prophet Jeremiah in Jer. 1:5 " Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you;" We are all created for a special purpose, maybe not to be a prophet like Jeremiah but we all have a purpose, to glorify God through all the special gifts and graces he has specifically endowed each and every one of us with. Like snowflakes we are all unique. That is why I like to say some of my best friends are flakes. Speaking of flakes, ice, cold, snow... God asks Job, Job 38: 29, " From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? The waters become hard like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen." Tis the season as we begin Advent to enter the coldest months of the year in our region. A lot of time to ponder the words of God to Job and to check out the link about "Snowflake Bentley", a Vermont farmer who pioneered microphotography and created the first photographs of snowflakes in his barnyard. Here is an excerpt: Wilson A. Bentley The Snowflake Man

"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind." Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925
Now for some art fun go to this link and you can create your own snowflake on line by manipulating your computer mouse! browser and voila' Have fun!