Job 38:22 “Have you entered the treasury of snow?’
The weatherman is predicting snow for central Georgia today and tonight. Snow is a big deal for us in this part of the world, even in the dead of winter. We freak out and go crazy when it snows. We storm the supermarket in a desperate search for milk and bread. (I have a mental image of people trapped in their houses, sopping up bowls of milk with pieces of loaf bread.) We forget how to drive and we forbid children from attending school. In short, we grossly overreact to snow.
Snow can be annoying and troublesome, and yet it can be beautiful and awe-inspiring. Job had difficulty understanding the power and control of almighty God. He questioned why God would allow bad things to take place in the world. God responded to Job’s questions by reminding Job that He was a good God and that He had everything under control.
“Have you considered the way that I supply snow to the earth?” God asked Job. “Treasury” refers to God’s “storehouse” of blessings from which He waters and refreshes the earth. In ways that we cannot truly fathom, God causes it to snow in winter. The snow melts into cool water, which he uses to replenish the soil for crops and provide drinking water on a hot, summer day.
God knows what He is doing and He is doing it for our good. Snow is actually a treasure, which He pours out of His heavenly storehouse of blessings.
Dear God, Thank you for the blessing of snow. Thank you for Your storehouse of blessings and the refreshment which You give to me. In Your name I pray, Amen.