Jonah shared with me on the way to school that he knows what snow is made out of as it snowed on us on our walk to school this morning. So I had to ask, what is snow made out of? His response was frosting because it tastes so yummy, glitter that makes it sparkle and chopped up ice cubes. (He didn’t explain the chopped up ice cubes to me, he thought I could figure out that is what makes it cold)
We have been learning different ways to compare things in French class which made me think about the difference between my walk to school this morning and my walk home for lunch. What a difference a few hours make to the beauty of the freshly fallen snow. On my way to school the sidewalks had fresh snow that fell all night and was very clean and beautiful. By the time lunch came the snow looked dirty and although a quick snowball fight with Joshua was fun I couldn’t help but wonder how many people stepped on the snow to take away the sparkle it has when it first falls.
How many times have I been able to see snow in my life, one of the new students shared with me that this was the first time his children have seen snow and the first time for him in over 20 years. For those of you covered in snow I invite you to enjoy the sparkle in the snow.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm (51:7)