First snow of the season on an autumn day. Bright sun shines down through white-tipped, green and gold mottled leaves. Snowy clumps and weighty drops are dislodged from heavily laden branches. They rain down in a steady shower of gleaming gemstones, creating multitudes of muted percussions as they hit the packed earth; thrum, thrum, thrum. Glassy, ice-encrusted bushes glisten in the golden autumn sun. Blooming chrysanthemums, at the peak of their glory, bow low beneath a crust of shimmering diamonds.

There is a Creator, and He loves us.

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”  Romans 1:20 (NLT)



1 Comment

Maggie Rowe · 10/31/2011 at

I love this word picture, Kristi. While most everyone else is bemoaning the hassles connected with the early snowfall on the east coast, you have found the beauty in it instead. Diamonds in the snow.

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