A snow day is a great way to share God’s story! In addition to simply playing in the snow, you can teach your child about creation, salvation, and sanctification.
So go ask your child if they want to build a snowman and then share God’s story!
Creation – You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
As you build your snowman, to talk to your child about creation. Let them know that in the same way you are creating the snowman, God created them. Talk about creation and then read or quote Genesis 1:27.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
In the same way that you are making this snowman, God made you and your child!
Regardless of how grand your snowman ends up looking, talk to your child about how wonderful it is! As you do, remind them that you, too, are fearfully and wonderfully made! Quote or read Psalm 139:14.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your work, and m soul knows it very well.
Let your child know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Why? Because God made them. And God does not make mistakes.
Salvation – Some people are worth melting For.
Even though we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God and He does not make mistakes, we still sin. Shortly after creating the first man and woman, man disobeyed God and sin entered into our world.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. (Romans 5:12)
Like Olaf, the snowman from Disney’s Frozen said, “Some people are worth melting for.” Olaf knows that true love is a sacrificial love.
Tell your child that they are worth melting for!
Let them know that Jesus died – melted – for them!
But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Jesus loves us the way Olaf talks about love. Instead of melting for us, Jesus died for us. Jesus died for you. Jesus died for your child.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Sanctification – Make You White as Snow.
Finally, remind your child that when we believe in the Lord Jesus, we are saved! (Acts 16:31).
We are also made clean!
Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow! (Isaiah 1:18)
Purify me.. and I shall be clean. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7
Sin is dirty, but when we trust God, He takes our sin and makes us as white as snow!
Yeah, we will still sin, but God even takes care of that. Quote or read I John 1:9.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse of from all unrighteousness.
We don’t just trust God to save us, we confess our sins to God believing that He will cleanse us.
So yeah, a snow day is a great way to share God’s story!
- Build a snowman and talk about how we are wonderfully made.
- Remind your child that they are worth melting for, and that Jesus melted – died – for them.
- Let them know that when we believe and trust in Jesus, He makes our dirty sin as white as the snow you are playing in.
Go enjoy a snow day and use it to share God’s story!
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Until next time,
Simon L Smith
Don’t get tired of snow. Use it to share God’s story!