January 7, 2014

Snowflakes, People and the New Year

Nancy and I live in Upstate New York where the average annual snowfall can exceed 90 inches. Nearby Syracuse ranks number one in the country with an average annual snowfall of 115 inches.

We have had snow often for several weeks, and that fact prompted me to research the question, “Is it true that no two snow flakes are alike?” Turns out that in the entire history of the planet it’s unlikely that any two snow flakes have ever been the same.

And despite the fact that there are over seven billion people in the world, no two persons are alike. Even Identical twins don’t have the same fingerprints!  Each one of us has unique physical features, unique personalities, unique attitude and unique souls. 

Like snowflakes and people, no two days are the same. In all of history, there never has been nor will there ever be another day quite like the one you are living at this very moment. 

As we begin 2014, let us give thanks to a good and gracious God who has given us this day and this New Year filled with fresh and abundant possibilities for learning, service and love.