The Beautiful Snowball
The idea of the snowball effect is usually how things happen and it gets bigger as it rolls down hill. Sin has a cumulative effect. The more you sin the easier it gets. The sin of man is something to be afraid of. We sin and rarely ask for forgiveness of it. We rarely lay down our sins to our brothers and sisters and hardly ask for their forgiveness as we’ve sinned against them. How often do we lay down our sins to God and ask to be absolved of them? Psalm 51:4 “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.” The sins we put to others can be horrible. Revelation 18:5 “5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.” But those sins continue to grow and blacken our soul if left unchecked.
What about the other direction? What about the good we do, the wonderful works we do in the name of God? Salvation is not found in works, but simply in our true belief in God. When good things happen, when life is positive, the same kind of snowball can be created. The small good things in life can turn into great good things in life. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” Allow yourself to rejoice in the good of life. Allow yourself to give thanks to the Lord for such great gifts. Pay the gifts forward to others. There are many verses about the abundance God gives us. In this country generally we have more then we need. Even our poor live better in this country then they do in most other nations. Proverbs 19:17 “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” When you give away in charity God will repay us.
When the source of the snowball is love the greatest of commandments, we can accomplish anything. We all have our places in this world, and it’s our job to listen to the directions of God to find it. Proverbs 22:9 “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.” Never forget the greatest of gifts mankind as ever had. God’s only begotten Son was given to us to fulfill the prophesy of the messiah. When good things start to happen praise to God. Do not turn away just because the storm hits. The snow can be both destructive and beautiful. For everything in the wrong hands can be used as a weapon. The snow can be powerful. It’s that power we must be careful of. What do we do with that power? What do we do with the gifts God has given to us? Do we rejoice and pay it forward, or do we squander it and let our greed take over? Ponder this and figure out what kind of Christian you want to be.