The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

Years ago, we watched a video from Moody Institute of Science that showed snowflake pictures as seen through a microscope.  They were so unique, intricate and beautiful.

I came away with a sad feeling though, thinking that you must have enough money to own a microscope, to view this great phenomena.

Little did I know, the miracle was right there, in my hands and under my feet!

The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

All I had to do was look!  I can’t remember the first time I saw an actual snowflake, but vaguely remember it being one of those “coincidences” (or “God-incidence”, as my grandmother loves to say!) … I looked down at my hands or on a vehicle and …………. THERE IT WAS!  The miracle before my eyes!

I could see a snowflake!!!!!!!!!!

The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

No matter how many you see, each snowflake will be uniquely different but has the same six-pointed shape … like a star of David!

Although there is a chance that some very simple snowflakes could be alike, if there were only one million (1,000,000) snow crystals (keep in mind, there are approximately one million billion [1,000,000,000,000,000] cubit feet of snow each year) and you could compare each possible pair once per second—that is, very fast—it would take about a hundred thousand years (100,000) to compare them all. So far, there have not been  2 snowflakes found, that were alike.  Isn’t our God amazing?!


Looking for snowflakes was so captivating!  You don’t need any special microscope, special cameras or other equipment.  Just two good eyes!


By the time they land, some snowflakes are already broken, crushed, powder, or so tiny you can’t see the shape.  But there are enough good ones to make it, hands down, unquestionably worth the couple seconds it takes to look for them.

The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

Most of these snowflake pictures were taken awhile ago on a Canon Powershot SX40 or on our older Sony Cybershot DSC-H70 (please excuse the poor quality of the cameras and especially the photographer 🙂  They were just snapped for my own ecstatic pleasure and not for professional observation!).

The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

Recently, I came across this post written by a man in Russia who, like me, was fascinated by the professional snowflake pictures but thought an amateur had no hope of capturing the beauty without experience and expensive microscopy technique.  He shares many pointers on how to overcome this and capture professional looking, very high quality pictures using not-so expensive gear (plus he has A LOT of beautiful pictures to browse)!  I would love to be able to get some shots like his but truthfully, I am about as busy as I want to be right now and am putting off further research and practice until later.

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So the next time it snows, take a look around you!  Get down on your hands and knees if necessary.  SEE, feel and consider the beauty and intricacy of our God, who created the heaven, earth and universe.

The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!


The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

Snowflakes are so beautiful and such a precious gift.  Have you seen one?  Who would want to say, after seeing such intricate, unique and perfect design, “this is all just chance”?  Things don’t just evolve, they are created by a Master Creator and the snowflake is such a good visual reminder of His outstanding awesomeness!  Happy hunting!

16 thoughts on “The Miracle That Anyone Can See ~ A Snowflake!

    1. You are so welcome! I almost didn’t publish this post, because the picture quality was so poor and it kinda ate at my somewhat perfectionist pride 🙂 I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  1. Amen! Thank you for sharing, Ruthie! 🙂 my dad was sharing about this same topic after getting snowed in while in Connecticut a couple weeks ago. He said some people at the hotel were grouchy and complaining about the snow, but he was thinking about how each snow flake is unique and how amazing it is! We serve a mighty Creator! 🙂

    “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10+11)

    1. It’s all how you look at it isn’t it?! Are we going to complain and see the “inconvenience”, or do we rejoice and “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Messiah Yeshua concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

      Have a blessed week!

  2. I love how this post fits the Isaiah verse. I wish I could see snowflakes like that, but I live in Arizona so we don’t get snow. 🙁

    1. Arizona… that is a bad (should I say hopeless?) place to find snowflakes. Maybe you can do some traveling one of these days 🙂

  3. H Ruhie!

    I loved this post! It is wonderful seeing how many beautiful, intricate details our Father has placed in nature for us to discover and marvel at! Many are so easily overlooked, but there’s a blessing awaiting those who take the time to look!

    Many blessings to you from Gabrielle D.

      1. No problem at all! We use to have a laptop just like that… or worse. I totally understand the inconvenience 🙂

        Thanks for commenting. I’d love to travel and come see the what it is like in Australia someday. It sounds different, but very interesting 🙂 Blessings!

        1. Hi Ruthie!
          That’s so awesome that you want to visit Australia sometime! I asked Sarah that once, and she didn’t sound too convinced! 😉 You would be welcome in our home- and of course any others of your family that decided to come too! Yes, there definitely are many interesting and beautiful places here- especially in the states of Queensland and Tasmania. Of course your country has many stunning places too- it’s just a different kind of beauty, if you know what I mean! We would love to visit the US one day too!

          Many blessings,

          1. Lol! Yeah, Sarah mentioned not being sure if she would enjoy visiting your area… it had something to do with too many snakes around 🙂 🙂 🙂

            She is more of a city-girl at heart (although we live in, and she loves the country too!).

            I love to travel and see new places and things (populated or rual). Snakes don’t freak me out too bad … although I am not very fond of them either 🙂 Blessing and make sure to let us know, if you do come to the States. It would be great to meet up and maybe you could spend some time here!

            1. Hi again Ruthie!

              That’s okay if Sarah doesn’t want to visit Australia, but there may not be as many snakes around as it sounds like! 😉 I haven’t seen one for a few years, if I remember right. They can be a bit scary, though. 🙂

              It’s okay that Sarah’s a city-girl at heart. 🙂 We’re all different for a reason, right? 🙂 I have been called a city girl too, although I’m not sure that it’s true! I absolutely love the country, except for a few parts like when the wind blows sand into the house and your eyes, and dead sheep.

              It’s neat that you like travelling! Most people in our family do too. I think it’s interesting how you tend to have a different perspective on your own home once you have been away for awhile-you know what I mean? Or maybe it’s just me that experiences that. It’s totally understandable that you’re not fond of snakes- neither am I, although they do have an important environmental role, I guess. I do know a few people who absolutely love them and seem to have no fear of them!

              Yes, we would certainly let you know if and when we visit your country! It would be so lovely getting to meet you all some day!! 🙂 🙂

              Many blessings to you,
              Gabrielle D.

  4. Ruth – I love the snow, it’s so beautiful and gives such a different look to the barrenness that winter brings. I love all your pictures and thoughts about the snow and the reminder that anyone can see the miracle (snowflake) if we just look. Thanks for sharing at #ImpartingGrace today – we are neighbors. I also have a new linkup that just started today if you are looking for another place to join every Thursday’s. here’s the link: if you feel it shouldn’t be posted, please feel to delete it. Again great post and great reminder. thanks.

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