|Spinach hums along beneath the snow,|
true to its Creator.
Most of our friends are stranded by heavy snowfall, from Moline to Maine. That can be pleasant peaceful, but also annoying and difficult at some point. We were isolated by the 1978 blizzard in Sturgis - southern Michigan. That storm swept from the Great Lakes to New England. We were next to a state highway that was not plowed for one week, leaving the area in eerie quiet.
How high was the snow? When I raised the garage door, the snow was above my head. The amount was staggering, yet beautiful in its blue-white crystalline drifts.
Snow owes its blanket effect to the interlocking crystals. Nothing gets very cold under a thick layer of snow. Many creatures have lively winters beneath it. Like the effect of leaves locking together, the snow crystals trap air and insulate the ground from the drying and freezing effect of storms above.
Gardeners and farmers would rather have heavy snowfalls than drying, freezing winds without snow. When the snow melts all the plants get a special boost and the ground water increases.
The Scriptures promise (and warn us) that God's Word is just like rain and snow. The effect is inevitable. On the positive side, the effect of God's Word is never void, always accomplishes His purpose, and prospers His will.
But there is another side to this - a warning. Only God's Word can do this - not man's word. In the battle between Satan's Kingdom and God's, God will win.