Jason B. Ladd

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Infinity in the Falling Snow

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The day had arrived to return back home from a trip overseas. My hotel room was unusually dark for the time of morning. I drew open the curtains to reveal a blizzard swirling beneath a grey expanse.

I walked outside and looked up. The air, while saturated with snow, was clear. As I looked up, my focus climbed through several stories of snowflakes descending upon southern Japan. The light above was easy on the eyes.

How many snowflakes could there be? Hundreds. Thousands. Millions?

I was reminded of the difficulty with which we grasp large numbers.

Could there be billions?

Large numbers are hard to envision. The concept of infinity is nearly impossible.

But where we have trouble, God does not. He knows the number of hairs on your head, and he knows the number of atoms that make up those hairs.

He knows everything. His knowledge has no limit. It is complete.

God is bigger than we can imagine, and his love for you is infinite.

He loves us so much that he offered his own son to pay for our wrongdoings. That sacrifice is represented in the cross of Christ.

The cross represents a beautiful tragedy–the intersection where hate, love, death, life, finitude, and infinity converge.

When you look upon the falling snow, as you watch each crystal cover the world in a blanket of white purity, think of how Jesus’s sacrifice has covered your sins and made your life beautiful once again.

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About Jason B. Ladd

Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.