But can we pause for just a moment...
Did you know that snow forms when water vapor in the atmosphere freezes into ice crystals?
Did you know that whether or not precipitation remains snow or transitions to rain, freezing rain, or sleet by the time it reaches the ground hinges on even the tiniest temperature fluctuations the snowflakes may encounter as they travel through the layers of the atmosphere?
Did you know that snow, like the ice particles it’s made up of, is actually colorless? It’s translucent, which means that light does not pass through it easily (like it would transparent glass), but is rather reflected. It’s the light reflected off a snowflake’s faceted surface that creates its white appearance.
Did you know that about a million billion snowflakes fall each second, averaged over a typical year? That's enough snow to make one snowman for every person on earth every ten minutes.
Did you know that the smallest snowflakes are called Diamond Dust Snowflakes and they might be as small as the diameter of a human hair? The faceted crystals sparkle in sunlight as they float through the air, which is how they got their name.
Did you know that about half the world's population has never seen snow close up? While there are definitely times that we may wish we were in that half....can we just take a moment of wide-eyed wonder at what God can do.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! ~Psalm 8:1