Snow (3/3)

Following the flood in the days of Noah, God promised that He would ‘never again curse the ground for man’s sake . . . while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease’, Genesis 8 verses 21-22. In a world where men have continued to do their worst to disturb the seasons and pollute the planet, it is comforting to know that God keeps His promises and is always true to His Word.

We are blessed, indeed, to have God’s Word that we can depend upon. In our concluding meditation this week on the subject of SNOW, we listen to the voice of God speaking through the prophet, Isaiah, once again: ‘For as the rain comes down, and the SNOW from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from my mouth, it shall not return to me void but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it’, Isaiah chapter 55 verses 9-11.

The coming of SNOW is one evidence that God is true to the promise that He made in Genesis. The fact that it comes down from heaven reminds us that God’s Word also comes down from heaven. It comes down for a specific purpose, i.e. to water the earth and bring forth fruit. It would be strange if it returned directly to heaven and produced nothing of worth. We can, indeed, have complete confidence in the Word of God accomplishing the purposes for which He sent it, i.e. for the blessing of both believers and unbelievers. As it comes down to earth today, unbelievers will be saved and believers built up in their faith.