Treasures Under The Snow
A Winter Lesson

 
 
 

Activity
Snowflake paper cutting, such as the
Chrismon Snowflake Ornaments
Snowflake maze
Winter word find

Props
 
1) A few bulb flower pictures or silks flowers, real grass and some weeds
2) Make a small 5 building town (I already have a some plastic ones). You can make some buildings from card stock (I have some templates I got off the web that would work good.)
Take the buildings and put a little Plaster-of-Paris on the roofs and lawn (Make it look like it really snowed on it, you can use small branches for trees). You can use some loose snowflakes from your Christmas supplies (You could make some very small flakes from white plastic bags too) to sprinkle over the village as you do the lesson or let the kids do it.

   

Lesson

What are the treasures under the Snow? Have you entered into the storehouses of the snow? Job 38:22 
 
One of the first things we see in the late winter and after the snow fall has covered the ground and the ground is no longer frozen are flowers coming up through the earth. They have been waiting and growing towards the day they can SPRING forth reaching for the sun. All the time the seeds of the flowers, grass and even the weeds were in the ground that was under the snow.
 
Can you think of other living plants that might be under the snow? (grass, tulips, "any bulb plants" and weeds)
 
It snows in the middle east even in Israel where Jesus was born.

 

 

The TREASURES in the Bible don't have very many place in it that talks about the snow. The ones I found were 22 verses, 8 references relate to people and point to the treasures we will talk about. (see below, for all the references).
 
The most important treasure is a life that has been given to us is Jesus. 
And He gave us SALVATION!
Let us read about a few verses about Sins being white as snow:
Isa 1:18  though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. 
Lam 4:7   purer than snow 
Ps 51:7  wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 

That is what these bible verses are talking about, a persons life given to Jesus and what God gives to your life.
 
But what else is included in a life that has been given to Jesus? 
What are the treasures under the snow (of a Christian life)?
 
[Let the Children name some, right or wrong.]
 
Let me see now. Oh, yes!
I know some, they are all the gifts of the Spirit, and faith, hope, love, love joy peace, etc.
Gifts:
God Gave gifts to us: Eph 4:8, 1Co 12:28, Heb 2:4  
Fruits:
Even the Fruits of the Spirits are part of the treasures under the snow:
Galatians 5:22-23 "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
 
Yes, the treasures under the snow for a Christian are Salvation and then many, many gifts and a life that keeps on giving the greatest gift of all LOVE.   1Co 13:13  

Always remember it was LOVE John 3:16 that God gave that produced a life that is whiter than snow full of treasures to be shared with others.
 
Do you have a treasure chest in you?
As the snow holds the treasures of NEW LIFE for plants.
God wants YOU to have the NEW LIFE in Jesus to use and share His treasures.
Would you like to have this treasure in you?
Come let us talk to God now and ask him to come into your live so that just like the snow holds treasures, you want the treasures that God has for you in Jesus.
 
Other SNOW references
A garment or Clothes white as snow:
Dan 7:9 whose robe was white as snow, 
Mat 28:3  clothing white as snow.
Mar 9:3  clothing became shining, exceedingly white as snow 
Pro 31:21  She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 
 
Heard and Hair white as snow:
Rev 1:14  His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And His eyes were like a flame of fire. 

Other:
Exo 4:6, Num 12:10, 2Ki 5:27 leprous as snow. 
2Sa 23:20 in time of snow
Job 6:15-16  snow hides in ice
Job 9:30  wash with snow water
Job 24:19  snow melts
Job 37:6 God makes it snow
Psa 147:16  He gives snow like wool
Psa 148:7  Let praise be to Jehovah from the earth and, etc., and snow.
Pro 25:13  snow returns to its master 
Pro 26:1  no honor for snow in the summer
Isa 55:10  the snow from the heavens, and does not return there
Jer 18:14  snow is good for the valleys and will melt and flow to them

   

EXTRA application

For those who are Christians, remember when your life looks like you’re snowed in and covered with snow, NEW life waits to spring. After the storm savor the stillness, wait and watch for the treasures of the snow to unfold before your very eyes.

 

Copyright 2004 Jan Rowan
Jrrowan2@aol.com  

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