32. The blanket of snow that covers the earth, reminding me of God’s mercy. He covers our sins, blankets them and makes us white, sparkling like diamonds in the sun.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
33. Seeing all forms of water – ice, snow, liquid, and vapor at the same time during winter months, reminding me that through the hand of God, we as one body in Christ each individually can all be at different stages of our development but still work together in unity.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
34. God’s provision of food for all the animals His hand has made without my help during the frigid cold winter months, reminding me not to worry about what I should eat or be clothed with or fed spiritually during the difficult times in my life. God is provider, especially through the hardest times we encounter if we depend on Him for all things, supplying all our needs.
Matthew 6:26 “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
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