Reaching Out

The Snowflakes Are Falling

I remember as a child, seeing fresh snowflakes falling on a crisp winter morning. It was magical to see large flakes come down like manna from heaven. My two brothers and I would get excited because if often meant NO SCHOOL, and we could then go outside, slide down the hill, and make snowmen.
“Snowflake” has a different meaning today. It refers to individuals who are easily upset and offended by statements or actions of others. Snowflakes are unable to cope with crises that comes into their lives and MELT emotionally when they can’t cope. We all have been snowflakes at some point in our lives, particularly as children.

We see this on college campuses today, as woke university administrators create “safe spaces” – places “intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations” (Wikipedia<>). Instead of a robust discussion about truth and falsehood (for only the truth will set us free), they discourage that discourse, seeing it as too threatening to the fragile minds and feelings of their students, thereby prolonging their adolescence.
Another example is in Canada, which has legalized assisted suicide. Life is too difficult for you to bear? No problem. Just come to one of our clinics, and you will become set free of suffering and pain. This is a temptation from the Father of Lies, inducing you to take your own life.
There were also snowflakes in the Great Depression (and probably at all times). People jumped off of buildings and fell to their death because they couldn’t cope with the stock market crash. Their identity was tied up in their stock portfolios and when their stocks crashed, they MELTED and had no reason to live.
The remedy for snowflakes and being able to cope with crises is to know who we are, why we are here, our calling, and where we are going when we die. And only our Lord, who provides the gift of salvation from Christ and guidance from the Holy Spirit, can provide us with those essentials. For adversity will come – it always does, so we need to be ready for it – spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
So let us go forth and CATCH THE SNOWFLAKES BEFORE THEY FALL (into great tragedy, death, or the Lake of Fire), pointing them to Christ as Savior so they can discover who they are, why they are here – their calling, and their eternal destination.
To God be the glory
Board of Evangelism