A Melting Snowflake

A few years ago I read the book and watched the movie The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, a story about a Pashtun boy and a Hazara boy growing up in Afghanistan. As an adult, one travels to America and returns to Pakistan and Afghanistan looking for the other.

One particular quote from that book stood out to me:winter, snowflake, Afghan, Kite Runner

“Because when spring comes it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting.”

This can apply to so many situations in life, but it is especially applicable to waiting on God to move in difficult areas/lives.  Winter is deadness.  Hard hearts.  Tough sod.  We come along and remove rocks. Plow the field.  Wait for rain!  Spring comes and melts the snow one flake at a time! As God begins to work in the lives of those we are praying for and laboring for, the process can be slow.  We may get to observe one flake melted: this week, this month, this year!

But what a joy to see spring arrive in the lives of those around us! As you begin to see physical signs of springtime in your neighborhood, remember to pray for the melting of hard icy hearts…for seeds to find fertile ground…take root…and grow.

Lady of Prayer


View a five minute people group profile video about the Pashtuns.

View a four minute people group profile video about the Hazara.

Read a detailed summary of the book The Kite Runner (site includes study guide and questions).

Visit the author’s website: http://www.khaledhosseini.com/

Official movie site: http://www.kiterunnermovie.com/

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