I don't recall the when and where, but there was a bad winter because there was no snow. This lead to concerns of drought conditions because of the need for water. As much as I loathed snow, I realized that snow has an important place in our environment. How then does the Bible picture snow as provision.
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God put job through the ringer. Snapshot, God trash talks Satan, Satan calls what he thought was a bluff. God lets Satan do what he wants short of taking his life, Job is stripped of everything but his frustrated wife. His friends explain stupid ideas that God rips apart at the end of the book. Job asks God why and God's answer is a serious of questions. As we read Job 37:6 & 38:22, we see God using snow as provision. That he controlled it. We struggle to figure out evil, but try to figure out how to just make all of nature work.
In its place
There is place for snow. Proverbs 25:13 we see there is a season for snow, and snow out of season in 26:1 is a bit of a problem. In 31:21 the noble wife does not worry about snow as her house is provided for. Again these are pictures of provision and the need for provision. So why is provision a big deal?
God is in control
Psalm 147 talks about the majesty of God. And winter is one of the tools God uses. Snow reminds us of the force and power of nature, and this Psalm tells us that power comes directly from God. Sometimes God freezes people out. While snow is dangerous and a pain, it is also a reminder that God provides and that God is in control. It makes us rely upon him.