“…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10b, NIV)

Can you imagine a snowflake too afraid to leave Heaven’s gate because it’ll melt?

If you can, perhaps you, too, can imagine a child unaware that his or her life has purpose. That God, the Creator of everything, gives each child life. He puts His breath in his or her lungs. Every child should know he/she isn’t an accident!

What about you? Do you know you were created on purpose, for a very special purpose?

Many years ago, as I wrestled with the tale or truth of a living God, I read the Bible, investigated various religions, listened to sermons, read articles in magazines and books, and watched movies. To me, other religions ran the spectrum of gods I could never please to me-centric cults: my thoughts and ideas, what made me feel good, how I could succeed.

…if I could put God in a box of my own making, why would I need Him? He was no better off than me! None of these “theologies” made sense. The more religions I studied, the more bewildered and discouraged I became.

One morning on my drive to work, I remember engaging in another mental argument: how can I know if God is real? What can this ethereal being do to prove He’s who He says He is? The All-Powerful God. Creator of the Universe. And why would He love me?

Before I knew it, I’d come to a fork in the road. If I drove straight, I’d end up over a curb and into a grassy square. Yet, I couldn’t decide – left or right. Now, not only my mental and spiritual health were in jeopardy, but my body, my car, and the City of Sacramento, CA, reached collision proportions! I couldn’t enter the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the left, and the flow on the right was no better. Yet my foot remained frozen on the gas pedal.

“Oh, God, you’ve gotta help me!” While still moving straight for the curb, I remember incredible peace washing over me. Staring at the green patch ahead, I heard myself laughing. Great! I’m going to die laughing in this accident…
(please return next week for Part 2 of Why a Snowflake’s Adventure?)

By eMarie

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20 Replies to “WHY A SNOWFLAKE’S ADVENTURE? (Pt. 1)”

  1. Hi eMarie. So proud that A Snowflake Adventure is out there! Love the message it holds, that we all have a purpose. So many children today are deprived of learning that basic fact when they are young, and it leads them down a dark and lonely road for many years. Blessings on this book! May God put it in the hands of children all over the world!

    1. Thank you, Patti! You’re exactly right – every child needs to know they are loved by the King of Kings and their lives have purpose!! πŸ™‚

  2. I love the way you connected a snowflake afraid to leave heaven’s gate and a child who is unaware that their life has purpose. I believe this truth will resonate with many people who read your precious book.

    1. Thank you, Robby!! My prayer has been and will continue to be that many lives are touched for Jesus!! He loves us all and is faithful in everything! πŸ™‚

  3. Erma, I can’t wait to read your book. And I know the message of children having a purpose in their lives is so needed today. I’m looking forward to the continuing blog. I’m thinking you didn’t crash to your death at the fork in the road–because you’re still here with us doing this beautiful writing! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, thank you, Becky!! God has spared my life several times, that I’m aware of anyway, and I’m here to write the story!! Thank you for being a faithful friend!!! πŸ™‚

  4. In my last book, my characters had the same discussion: why create a god of your own making? It can never know more than you, can never DO more than you, and can’t help you. But God…the God of the Universe can. And will.

    And I’ve been at those “choose this day” which path you will take. Mine are usually the “obedience” or “disobedience” choices. God’s way, or my own way. I’d LOVE to say I ALWAYS joyfully choose His way. I’d also be lying! Obedience to the overt is easy. Obedience on the things inside…those are tougher. But no less a matter of, “Is He Lord of my life, or isn’t He?” And if He is…then there is only, “Yes, Lord.” Love you, my friend. (Your book will be here tomorrow!)

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