Each Sunday my pastor gives a “happy” to anyone who searches for a mystery verse and finds it. A new verse without the reference is printed each week in our church bulletin. I’ve always been a lover of puzzles, and unless it slips my mind, I play. I try to determine which book the verse comes from by the wording. Sometimes I use my Strong’s to search key words. I usually read the whole chapter after I’ve located the verse…just because. This past week our verse was found in the book of Zechariah…chapter 9…verse 12. The “happy” for finding this verse was a snowman with a story to tell. Most of us have heard the legend of the candy cane, the dogwood, and the passion flower, but the Snowman’s story was new to me. I figured if it was unique to me, it may be to others. For that reason I am sharing…
The Meaning of the Snowman
The white snow represents God’s forgiveness of our sins.
The circular snowballs show the everlasting life God promises us.
The carrot nose shows us that God has given us the Earth and all living things.
The black coal mouth reminds us to give God praise.
The scarf keeps us warm just as God’s love does.
The top hat reminds us to honor God above all things.
The twig arms are open to hold us the way God does when we need Him.
And there you have it…the snowman’s story and a timely reminder of our Heavenly Father’s abounding love. I’ll never look at a snowman in the same way again.
Until next time…
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth, likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.