The Miracle of Ice


Ice patterns on a frozen pond

How amazing are the intricate patterns on the surface of this frozen pond. This reminded me of another amazing fact about water and ice. Ice the solid form of water is lighter than its liquid form — opposite of other substance (the solid form of most things is heavier than its liquid form). This little anomaly is the reason lakes freeze from the surface down. If water did not have this peculiarity lakes would freeze solid from the bottom up, killing all the fish. No polar ice cap or floating icebergs for penguins, seals, and polar bears. Rivers would freeze from bottom up causing flooding. I am sure there are many other essential things that are related this quirk of nature. The bottom line is life, as we know it, could not exist. So next time you see an ice cube floating in your glass give thanks for God’s marvelous creation.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

Frozen Anxiety


And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.      (Ephesians 6:18)

What an amazing invitation! God invites us to come into His presence on all occasions with all types of prayers.

When we feel unworthy, when we feel worthy.

When we have been faithless, when we have been faithful.

When we are in the valley of the shadow of death, or on the mountain top of life.

When we are anxious, or when we are calm.

Whether we are filled with fear, or feel fearless.

Whether we feel we can’t, or feel like we can.

Whether we have been clean and sober, or find ourselves in relapse.

Whether we need repentance, or need to praise.

Whether you are in control, or out of control.

Whether you are a coward, or courageous.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)

Just remember to check your pride at the door, and ask the Holy Spirit to seat you at the cross.