The Gift of Snow

I know some of you reading this are going to grit your teeth and grumble a little but I want to remind you that snow is a gift.

Yes, I said it, snow is a gift.

You may love the way the world feels as the flakes drift along the sidewalk. You may giggle in delight as the streets take on the silvery glow of diamond dust. It may leave you almost breathless as you listen for school closings and the interruptions that accumulations bring.

Or you may clench your fists at the mention of a winter storm. You may run for the electric blanket as soon as the first flake drops from the clouds. Snow may not be your thing at all.

We certainly understand both sentiments and everything in between, but we want to remind you that snow is God’s idea and it is His reminder to us of a work that is bigger than any storm. It is a work in our souls not on our landscape.

Isaiah 1:18 says, “‘Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’”

So, there we have the reason…the snow reminds us that no matter how deep the stain of our sin, when we come to the Lord, ask His forgiveness, He makes us whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow…completely clean, completely forgiven.


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