Since moving to Colorado I’ve developed a love for snow. It used to be that I only loved “snow days”. But after living northern Canada for the year of 2010, I pretty much love all aspects of Colorado snow. And guess what?
It is snow season right now! So I decided to write about SNOW and send some fun snow related items to our sponsored children. I found this printable, and paired it with recent snowy photographs and pages of winter themed stickers from Michaels.
Greetings dear friend! I hope that you are well and that your family is enjoying good health and the joy of the Lord.
Our Christmas holiday and break from school and work has ended. Everyone has returned to work and school now that January has begun. It is good to be back into routine, but the time off together is very good. We enjoyed many days of playing games, taking scenic drives and reading books.
Today it is snowing. Big wet flakes are falling heavy and white. I have taken a few photographs this afternoon and am attaching them to this letter.
Do you know what snow is and how it is formed? Snow forms in clouds when the temperature in the air gets below freezing. Water molecules come out of the air and stick together in special patterns of little ice crystals. Then the ice crystals keep getting bigger or tangle up in little clumps to form snowflakes.
Snowflakes have very intricate crystal patterns. There was a scientist who learned how to catch snowflakes and keep them cold long enough to take photographs. The scientist’s name was Wilson Bentley, but people call him “Snowflake” Bentley.
Wilson Bentley was born in 1865. He was a self-educated farmer in Vermont where he pioneered the work of photomicrography. His most notable work was with snow crystals, or snowflakes. He adapted a microscope to a bellows camera and over time, he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. This happened in 1885.
Over time “Snowflake” Bentley captured more than 5000 snowflake photographs. His snow crystal/ snowflake photomicrographs have been acquired by colleges and universities throughout the world. This is pretty interesting, isn’t?
When the snow is falling, like today, it always looks so white and clean. It reminds me of a Bible verse from Isaiah:
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they will be white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they be like wool.”
The forgiveness that Jesus offers us is cleansing, it removes the stains of our sin and makes us clean. I love the words of Isaiah comparing the white and red. When it snows in our city, I see the white and my gratitude multiplies. Jesus forgives my sins and makes me clean, like the snow. He does this for you too! He does this for each person who chooses to Believe Jesus.
How wonderful, how marvelous! Such amazing love Jesus has for me and for you!
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!
Dear friend, I am praying for you, that you know the marvelous wonderful soul cleansing love of Jesus.
With hugs and prayers,
I hope this post inspires you to write to your sponsored children. It is my belief that by writing to the children in this way, a little nature, a little culture, a little history or biography, that the child’s mind has the opportunity to gain a greater scope for the imagination. I hope to encourage the kids to grow in curiosity and to ask questions!
What topics have you recently written about? Please share in the comments and further inspire us!