Pure as snow

The branches hold the snow like a softball. beaty at its best.
The branches hold the snow like a softball. Beauty at its best.

This is one reason I love snow… it really does slow people down, to relax and try to enjoy (even in the midst of the shoveling etc); but we have NO power to stop the snow.

We DO have power to enjoy the BEAUTY and freshness that white snowflakes offer as they fall on the dreary ground.

Which leads me to the love of Jesus, and how he has washed our sinful red nature (and ALL of us are indeed hot red sinners), pure and white as the driven snow.

What power snow has – it reminds us that we need redemption.

We need cleansing of our spirits.3183 Washed by the blood made white as snow

Don’t fight it. Relax, give in to the peace that is offered in the whole picture that the snow brings.

Next time the storms come, and we know they will, grab a cup of hot cocoa or coffee, open up the window curtains, sit down, relax and enjoy each unique snowflake that forms into a blanket of sparkling white bliss.

DIGGING DEEPER: Scripture references with snow…

Matthew 28:3

And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

Psalm 51:7

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.
Job 37:6

“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 31:21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Jeremiah 18:14

‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Psalm 147:16

He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.

Revelation 1:14

His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.

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