I recently wrote a poem about snow. I tried a very new approach to this poem and I think it worked out very well. But, unfortunately, I just don’t feel like I should release it to the public just yet. But, I will give you some of my information on snowflakes themselves.

As we discovered last year, in our Snow Bentley article, Wilson Bentley was really the first known man to really delve deep into the world of snow. His discoveries and pictures lead a huge new study. One, of course, that studies the making of snowflakes.

I have posted numerous pictures throughout this article to show you some of the amazing snowflakes out there.

I found this quote from Snow Crystals.com and laughed a little when I read what they said:

Why make designer snowflakes [designer snowflakes are snowflakes made by humans]?  Partly it’s the challenge of reproducing what’s found in nature, and perhaps doing better than nature.  There’s also a sound scientific motivation for making designer snowflakes, since often the best way to understand a phenomenon is to try and reproduce it in the lab.   One might even learn something interesting about crystal growth along the way.

I must agree with them when they listed their “scientific motivation” but their trying to “reproducing what’s found in nature, and perhaps doing better than nature” is quite amusing.

First of all, nature did not make that snowflake you see to the left: God did. And, let me assure you, no one can make something better than God can. Speaking of what God has made, let’s explore a little more about how the snowflake is made.

First of all, as can be expected, snow crystals form in clouds where you have water vapor and freezing temperatures. These crystals, while freezing together and forming, almost microscopically, communicate not a single thing with each other. Not a single gene is telling them to connect here or do this. Nothing. How do they form so beautifully then like the one to your right?

Well, when a water molecule gets to the freezing point and beyond the slight electrical pulse it once had suddenly heightens and, as it falls through the clouds and air, more water atoms join to the original snowflake to make a hexagon. As more molecules continue to connect to the first ones, the hexagon shapes bind together and form beautiful arrangements. Just how they can be so symmetrical and balanced stumps scientists who cannot see God in it.

Just imagine the attention in one snowflake. Such detail so small that we can not even see it with the highest microscope you could find (you need a special way to see atoms) and yet millions of these tiny details make one snowflake. One snowflake of trillions that fall each snowstorm around the world! It is almost to much to comprehend. So, next time the snow falls, care when it falls because each one has been designed in His hand!

About Jacob Howard

A writer and Christian, I thank God for letting me see the Salvation offered by His Son and I am eternally grateful for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

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