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December 7 Minute Message

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

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The first snow of the season is like a fresh start – everything feels new and clean again.  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. 

Wilson Bentley loved snow.  When the flurries began to fall the Vermont farm boy would race outside, catch them on piece of frozen black slate and study them briefly under a microscope.  After much experimentation, he captured the first image of a snowflake crystal on film in 1885.  “Snowflake,” as most people called him, pursued his dream for more than half a century, amassing over 5,000 photographs of snowflakes, nearly half of which were published in his one and only book, Snow Crystals.   Undoubtedly, you’ve heard that “no two snowflakes are exactly alike;” you guessed it, that was first proposed by Bentley.

He wrote about what he saw under the lens,“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost.”

I believe that God views humanity like Bentley viewed snowflakes – that every human being is a masterpiece of design and no one design is ever repeated.  So, when the snow begins to fall this season, remember that God knows and treasures you as a masterpiece of his creation. 

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