It’s cold! Generally, in our part of the country, we do not get through the winter without experiencing at least a few flakes of snow (to be more exact, usually, a few inches). No matter where it falls, if one were to place it under a microscope they would discover one consistent truth, snow is flakey.…and so are some people.
There are humorous thoughts that some have conveyed concerning flakey people. Such as, “Flakey people are friends only when it’s convenient for them.” Or, “Life is full of flakey people. Before you decide to judge them, make sure you’re not one of them.” And here is one of my favorite, “Flakiness is a good quality to have…in a pie.”
Snow is flakey.…and so are some Christians. But aren’t you glad that God is patient with flakey Christians? Especially since you just might be one of them.
He, again and again, tries to reason with us (not that he has to) in order help us and to allow us time to get it together (which is something we cannot achieve apart from him.). The words of Isaiah come to mind:
“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
In considering Christmas and in thinking about snow; combined with my studies in the scriptures, there is one thing I have come to conclude concerning God’s desire for believers:
“We are called, not to be Flakes, but to be Faithful.”
Point being, don’t be a flake but be faithful, and faithful to the extent that your very life proclaims the true reason for the season.
Just some wintery thoughts from the Heart and Mind of Victor.