Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Treasures of the Snow

{Daily Selah}

My teenagers weren't home. The dog wan't going to do it. So, yesterday after work, I spent about an hour shoveling heavy, wet snow from our driveway and sidewalk. 

As I was looking at all of the snow that needed to be moved, Job 38:22 came to mind. 
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow

That question is just one of many God had for Job, as recorded for us in Job 38-39.  

God asks him, "Where were you when...? Do you know...? Have you seen...? Who can...?"

Of course God knew the answers to all of His questions. He knew Job was not present when the foundations of the earth were laid. He knew Job was not able to make rain fall upon the earth or do any of these things God was asking.

The point God was making to Job seems to much the same as the point He made through Isaiah the prophet.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9).

There is so much more to God than you and I could possibly imagine.  No matter how long we have known Him, no matter how long we have studied His Word and no matter how much we may think we know, God is so much greater than we will ever know here on this earth. 

But, the wonderful thing is, our amazing God Who is so much more than we could possibly imagine wants us to know Him and His ways as much as our human limitations will allow. In His Word, He tells us, "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you" and "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye"  (James 4:8, Psalm 32:8).

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?, God asks.

That question makes us realize how much we fall short and how much we need Him every day. This awesome God, the all-powerful Creator of the universe has made Himself available to mere human beings like you and me. 

God wants us to know Him. He wants to share His knowledge and wisdom with us. And, by the presence of the Holy Spirit within us, He wants His power working in us and through us. 

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?

{Daily Selah} is a mini-devotional, a pause to ponder about the Lord and how He wants us to live.