Answers for the Kid in all of us, from 3-103.
A series by Amy Jo and Heidi Roland on excerpts
from Randy Alcorn’s book, Heaven for Kids epm.org
Snow in Heaven
Will we have fun in the snow on the New Earth like we do on the Earth as it is now?
Do you suppose that it is quite possible that God could have even more magnificent snows in Heaven? Fun? Of course God made us to love having fun, so it stands to reason that some of our most happy Forever adventures could be taking place in the snow. Job 37:10 – “From the breath of God ice is made, and the expanse of the waters is frozen.” Have you heard that there have never been two snowflakes exactly alike? I think God likes snow so much that He takes time to design every single flake to be unique and individual.
Psalm 100:3 – “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” This verse speaks to the fact that He made you—just as He did those snowflakes. You too are made as a one-of-a-kind! He carefully and intentionally designed every part of your being before you were ever born. He also watches over you as a sheep is tended by the shepherd. Knowing the things that this fallen world brings us to, He even planned to re-use & recycle the bad things and sin to show us how much we need Him and how happy He is to rescue us from it all. This will go on until the moment He will sweep us up into His Heavenly Adventures in Forever.
Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, …” Not only is He coming to our rescue from our sin, but as we let Him be our shepherd, He begins to reveal His real plans for us. Plans to use our lives to bring Him glory. That sounds funny to our inexperienced ears, but as we continue to study the whole of His Word, we find that that is what He created us for. And before we get to Heaven, bringing Him glory is the only thing that will satisfy our hearts.
Being made in His image, we are creative creatures with imaginations to be used for good. Thus, we may dream to His glory. One of my favorite dreams of Heaven on The New Earth is picturing all of us gathered in Norman Rockwell style (Maybe your family remembers the jolly, fun winter Rockwell scene in the movie “Funny Farm”). Now, picture being at our wonderful Heavenly Father’s House for the Holidays. Arriving (perhaps for a Christmas vacation stay in our many rooms) from our various cottages, cabins, mansions, etc. (whatever places God has provided us according to our hearts’ desires). See us . . . dressed in winter coats, mittens, hats and scarves—against a snowy backdrop of tall, colorfully decorated, Christmas trees. Children throwing snow balls from fantastic forts and happy skaters gliding around—doing all sorts of joyous antics on ice (Did you see “The Bishop’s Wife”? If not, add that one to your holiday viewing!). All of us, singing Christmas Carols at the top of our lungs, to the glory of God.
Did you know that Gods’ Word actually tell us that our sins will change from crimson red to become whiter than snow? (Psalm 51:7 Cleanse me . . . and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.) One more reason we think He surely has wondrous excitement in store for us! Those Scriptures get us going!
Who’s up for a ski date with Jesus and the gang!?!
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