Snow Day Devotional

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Luke Guard | January 17, 2018

In lieu of our classes being cancelled today, we wanted to share a brief devotional thought with you that will hopefully be shared together with your family. Stay warm, be safe, and God bless. 

Pull up a chair and a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and sit somewhere in your home where you can look out a window and see the snow on the ground.

Have someone say a prayer thanking God for the beautiful snow you have received these past few days, the safety you have (hopefully) experienced, and for all the blessings that have come with this weather (e.g., days off school/work, family time, time to rest/relax, time to reflect on His word, etc.)

Have someone read Psalm 148:7-13:  “Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and women, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted.”

Who does the psalmist say is meant to praise the Lord?  

How do you think snow praises God?  

What are some different ways we can praise and glorify God, no matter the weather?

Have someone read Isaiah 55:9-11:  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

What is the purpose of snow?  What does it do for the earth?  

In these verses, God compares rain and snow to what?  

What does His word do?  

We too are sent by God to accomplish his purposes. What are some different ways we can do this? (e.g., how can we glorify God? love one another? bless the world?)

Spend some time reflecting over the past few days and share the following with one another:

  • Moment when you thought the snow, ice, outdoors looked beautiful
  • A blessing/favorite moment you experienced due to being “snowed in”
  • How you saw someone serving others/or ways you could serve others next time it snows!

Have someone say a prayer thanking our Father for this time together.

Adapted from https://ministry-to-children.com/five-snowy-day-family-devotional-ideas/ 

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