Snow is NOT the most popular weather topic in the Scriptures, but where it is mentioned it teaches us some valuable lessons about the Lord, His goodness and mercy, and our response to Him.  Here are two of my favorite quotes about snow from the Scriptures:1. Daniel 3:50: “Frost and snow, bless the Lord; praise and exalt Him above all forever.This Scripture, known as the Canticle of Daniel, is the hymn of praise sung by the three young men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego, while they are in the fiery furnace. In the midst of the flames which should surely consume them in the most painful and brutal way, these men boldly proclaim the glory of God, and command that all of God’s creations bow down in praise of Him.  The result of their praises is that they are saved from the flames and King Nebuchadnezzar who had condemned them to the furnace in the first place, acknowledges the power of God saying “there is no other God who is able to deliver in this way.” What can we learn from this Scripture?  There are moments in our lives when we too find ourselves in a “fiery furnace” – one of illness, financial hardships, persecutions or misunderstandings.  It is in those times that we can and should make these words of praise our own.  Our praises of the Lord have the power to change our circumstances and exert a profound influence on those who witness it. Just over a year ago, Social Media gave me and many others the opportunity to witness the power of the praise and Love of God in the lives of Paul and Ann Coakley. During Paul’s rapid and untimely death of testicular cancer, his pregnant wife, Ann and their community of faith-filled brothers and sisters from Franciscan University of

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