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    God asks Job, "Have you entered the storehouses (treasures, KJV) of the snow," Job 38:22. It snowed recently for the second time in recorded history in Arabia, and in England they've seen more snow this year than for 20 years. Snow is far more beneficial than rain, and here in Texas we will take moisture in most any form we can get it right now. It snowed this year in Houston, Dallas, Arlington, Waxahachie and in Boerne they made snow balls. Usually Texans want to go to Colorado to "THINK SNOW!" What does it mean to "think snow?" It implies more than "thinking" but also reading and studying about it, and going to find it-packing up skis and five foot snowboards and heading for the high country.

    Some people practically worship snow. They watch for it constantly, check weather forecasts, inquire about base and powder conditions at Aspen, Vail or Loveland. Small fortunes are spent equipping one's self with the latest and finest ski equipment-all for a few fleeting moments of joy at the risk of frostbite, broken arms and legs, contusions and abrasions.

    While snow is very important to the pleasure of some and a means of livelihood for others, it is high time Christians became more concerned with the Gospel message and people to the point of "thinking souls!" Souls are more important and permanent than snow. Souls are eternal! "THINK SOULS" because...

1. Jesus teaches that if a man could gain the whole world and still lose his soul, he has surely made a bad deal with the Devil, Matthew 16:26.

2. Jesus lived and died for the souls (not snow) of every man, woman, boy and girl, John 3:16.

3. This old world, the physical material earth, is to literally be burned up (dissolved and disintegrated) at the final coming of Christ. Snow will be no more, but SOULS will. See Matthew 24:35; II Thessalonians 1:7-9.

    Which do you think about more-SNOW or SOULS? Just like "think snow" means more than just "thinking," so does "think souls." What do we do to "think souls?" Read your Bible, study, listen to Gospel lessons on radio or TV. Some even get in the car and come to church and sing about souls and soul winning. But is this all? No! Some even obey the gospel, trust Christ and are baptized for the forgiveness of their sins and begin to live for Jesus everyday. Is this all? No, some then will even go out and strive to win other souls to Jesus, Matthew 28:19-20. Proverbs 11:30 says "he that winneth souls is wise." Are you wise or un-wise?

    Souls are more precious than all the world. Remember, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Matt. 16:26. "Think souls"-Paul and others did. See Rom. 10:1‑2 and I Cor. 9:22.

© 2009 Ivy Conner


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