Although snowflakes look alike, they are all different. Each snowflake has a different size or a different geometrical shape, giving each flake its own “fingerprint”.
The word snowflake is actually a more general name for a snow crystal or more than one snow crystal stuck together. Above you can see how much a snow crystal can vary in shape.
Snowflakes are not frozen drops of rain; they are created from water vapor that condenses directly into ice while it is still in the clouds.
Why is snow white? Snow crystals are actually clear, but in a group they partially reflect incident light in all directions which causes the scattered light to bounce out with all the colors of the spectrum somewhat equally. This scattered light causes snow to look white, even a pure white.
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Experiment: Catch and observe snowflakes. To do this you will have to wait for it to snow, and you need to gather a few items to help you view the small delicate crystals. The items you will need are: black construction paper, a magnifying glass (10x or better) or pocket microscope.
Place your paper and magnifying glass outside for a few minutes to let them get cold enough not to melt the snowflakes.
When the paper is cold, let the snowflakes land on the paper and observe them up close with the magnifying glass. Try to see how many crystal formations you can identify.
Application: White is a symbol of purity. Snow is white and very beautiful, and it is amazing how it can cover something ugly and make it look like a winter wonderland. The covering of snow can even make the most vile things look pure and clean. This is what God wants to do with our sins, He wants to cover them up. In His sight, because of the sin we have, we are unholy, filthy, and vile. God is not unreasonable though, He knows that it is hard for a human to believe and trust in Him. That is why He says to come and reason with Him. Ask your “whys” and “how comes”, but make sure you are willing to submit your life to Him. He will show you who He is and what you really are, and then He will offer you the opportunity to have your sins covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, making you white as snow.
Reference: Isaiah 1:18
18Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Action: Examine yourself and see if you have sin in your life. Ask God to reveal any sin you might have. And remember, we were all born sinners, so everyone must come and reason with God to cover the sin that they have.
Realize that Jesus died for your sins. Ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sins, and then ask Him to come and live in your heart so that you can live for Him.
Do you need to come and reason with God?
Do you need to ask Him to forgive you and make your sins white as snow?
Why did God choose to make every snowflake different; is it an example for us to see that He has a snowflake for every sin we have?