Each snowflake is unique in its appearance, in its shape, in its internal and external characteristics. At the first snowfall, we are awed with the beauty of the white-blanketed ground, glittering like fields of diamonds reflecting the heaven's light. As the changes occur in our environment so too does the white essence. The snow becomes packed and hardened, soiled by the elements of everyday life. But then the heavens bring forth a new covering, hiding the bleakness and filth of the old snow, once again allowing the crystal flakes to glisten. Over time, as the flakes become mounds, we lose sight of their once intended beauty. We become impatient with the ugliness, with the inconvenience caused by the imperfect weather conditions chilled by the frigid exterior. We try to ignore it in hopes that it will go away.
Like the snowflake, each of us is unique, created in his image, molded by the hands of the master. We fall into different environments and conditions sometimes becoming soiled, hardened and no longer reflective of his light. Our clients are often viewed that way. Their birth was like that first snowfall, sweet, gentle and radiant. Their environment and life's experiences have often changed them into a hardened adult covered with a thick, icy layer resistant to and protected from life's damaging elements. They are often ignored in hopes that they will go away.
At Abigail, we need to look through the transparent ice and see the once precious form that our Lord created. We need to try and melt the icy surface allowing the warmth of his love to radiate within their souls. We need to convince them that the only true protection is through a relationship with our heavenly father. We need to show them that his love is great and no matter what their life has been filled with, he will forgive, his love is limitless.