|“Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is |
a trustworthy messenger to those who send
him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.”
Summer often brings exceptionally hot temperatures throughout much of the United States. On certain extremely warm days, nothing provides quite the same amount of refreshment as a cool glass of water. Sparkling, clear, cool water from a natural spring flowing from deep in the earth has an amazing restorative ability.
When we obediently serve as God’s ambassadors to a needy and troubled world, we bring a special refreshment to Him that pleases Him very much. In a very real sense, we become a source of joy to the God who loves us with His everlasting love.
Obedience not only brings us the benefit of forward spiritual growth, it illustrates how important we believe God’s truth is to a world that needs to connect with genuine wisdom. As we bow our selfish human wills to God’s perfect, divine will, we become vessels of His holiness.
King Solomon shared his vision of this transaction in Proverbs 25:13:
Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.
In very hot weather, we sometimes wish for the coolness of fresh fallen snow. Even when someone doesn’t particularly like winter weather because of the challenges it brings, on a hot summer day, the thought of a beautiful white blanket of snow produces a certain longing.
Let’s determine today to become vessels of refreshment for our God. Let’s show Him our love by obeying His will and sharing His truth with those who cross our pathway. And, let’s joyfully serve the One who loves us so very much.