As a person born and raised in sunny southern California, but now residing in not-so-sunny eastern Michigan, I have a kind of love-hate relationship with snow.
On the one hand snow makes everything beautiful. It doesn’t matter if its the county landfill, throw some snow on it, and proof, its gorgeous.
But on the other hand snow can be a real pain–especially when combined with sub-zero temperatures.
And that makes me wonder, is there snow in heaven?
If you grew up in a climate like I did, your knee jerk response is likely, “No! There is no snow in Heaven.” Because your reasoning is something like this :
Snow is cold.
Cold is bad.
Bad things don’t exist in heaven.
Therefore, there is no snow in heaven.
But if you are from any state east of Colorado (and north of the Ohio River) your response is likely, “Of course there will be snow in heaven!” That’s because your reasoning is something like this:
Snow is fun.
Fun is good.
All good things exist in heaven.
Therefore, there is definitely snow in heaven.
In the Bible there are 23 references to snow, unfortunately none of them directly pertaining to heaven. But here are three good biblical reasons for why I think there will likely be snow in heaven.
Snow shows the greatness of God (Psalm 147:1,16-1, 20)
Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!…He sends his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?…Praise the Lord.
Snow reminds us of God’s greatness here on earth. Therefore it would make sense that snow will exists in heaven as a continual reminder of how great God is.
Snow shows the sovereignty of God (Psalm 148:7-8)
Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding…
If God uses snow to do his bidding on earth, why not also in heaven?
Snow reminds us of the grace of God (Isaiah 1:18)
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,they shall be like wool.
Snow is one the greatest pictures of God’s grace in our lives. Though spiritually we were fifthly, in Christ, God made us white as snow. Since snow is such a wonderful picture of God’s grace, it would make sense that snow will be in heaven for us to enjoy and to always remind us what Jesus Christ has done for us.
I still find snow hard to live with sometimes, but thankfully such hardship are only for a season. If there is snow in heaven (and I’m pretty sure there will be) it will always be fun and good. I don’t know how that will work, but I can’t wait to find out.
So what do you think about snow and heaven?