It’s the time of year where Michigan watches as snow begins to cover our beautiful state. This time arrives for some with cheering and others complaining but one thing eventually happens for all of us. At some point we are captured by the beauty of the snow covered landscape. For me it is the peaceful still night where everything is white and the cold sky is so clear that stars glisten. There is something that stirs the soul as we watch big fluffy flakes of snow fall. What amazes me even more is the formation of the snowflake itself. A snowflake begins to form when an extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky. This creates an ice crystal. As the ice crystal falls to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary crystal, building new crystals – the six arms of the snowflake. How amazing is it that God takes a piece of dirt and wraps it in beautiful ice crystals in such a way that no snowflake is like another. Doesn’t he do this with our lives as well? He doesn’t ask us to purify ourselves He wraps His love around us dirt and all. He takes us and creates a thing of beauty where there was only dirt. He then used that snowflake to transform the land. The next time you see a snowflake consider how He takes what is undesirable and makes it beautiful, cherished and transformative. He is extending that same thing to you each day.