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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ice and Snow Praise the Lord!

Frost and chill, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever.

Ice and snow, bless the Lord; praise him above all forever.
 Daniel 3:69-70 

 From the middle of a white hot furnace Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego praise the Lord.  And from the midst of snow and ice here in Omaha we also praise the Lord for the whole of creation that breaks forth before our eyes; in ferocity and terror and in splendor and beauty we praise the Lord.

 I went out in the snow today to help my husband shovel (really...I did shovel a little bit, but it is hard to shovel with a camera in your hand!)  Besides it was a perfect snow!  I had to help my daughter Sophia make a snow angel!

And trudge to the backyard shed to find the sleds.

And have snowball fights, (actually I just had snowballs thrown at me!)

In the glory of the winter snow our litany of praise continues, but with a decidedly childlike focus!

For delicious snow bless the Lord; praise and exalt him forever!

Brothers and sisters bless the Lord; praise and exalt him forever!

For no broken bones bless the Lord; praise and exalt him forever!

For perfect snowman /snowball snow, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him forever!

For the tracked, trampled and piled snow in our yard we bless the Lord;
for the camera that was pulled unharmed from the snow (I dropped it) we bless the Lord;
for the warm fire that was crackling when we were done with our fun, bless the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
Bless the God of gods, all you who fear the Lord; praise him and give thanks, because his mercy endures forever! 
  Daniel 3:89-90

Peace and Grace,


  1. Heidi,
    What a wonderful post! O, that we would bless the Lord in all things (even snow!) in all ways and for every little thing! And feel His Presence in every aspect (and snowflake) of our lives!
    Mary Anne

  2. Love that scripture passage! And so nicely illustrated too! Thanks


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