Friday, November 22, 2013. As unique as a snowflake…..

It was supposed to snow here last week.  I opened every window blind I could and sat at my computer fervently working with one eye looking out the window for the first beautiful snowflake of the year!  We have all been told ….. No two snowflakes are alike.  Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey….

My scientist friends explain a snowflake begins as a droplet of water which condenses on a speck of dust. The droplet freezes and more droplets condense and freeze on it (remember how ice will stick to your tongue?) If the cloud temperature stays below freezing, enough droplets will freeze and collect to form a snowflake. Because of the way water molecules fit together, most snowflakes are six-sided (hexagonal.) When the snowflake gets heavy enough, it descends to Earth, each one unlike the one before.  But, they admit how beautiful each creation is.  Like snowflakes … so lovingly created by the hand of God, each of us is unique and beautiful.  We are made by God just the way He wanted us to be.  I have been guilty of hiding behind some flaw that I felt everyone would see and judge me for.  But isn’t that a form of doubting God?  If he created me just as He wanted me, then is not my flaw, not a flaw, but a beautiful unique quirk from God?  Have you seen the video about the artist that drew woman based on their perception and also drew them based on how another woman saw them? When we describe ourselves, we see our flaws, but others see our beauty.  Self-confidence  I leave you my dear sisters and brothers with these words.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book. Psalm 139: 13–16

I love you all