Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Love the Snow

After watching about 8 inches of snowfall in Rochester, I really wondered about all things white - snow, White Christmas, sliding down the hill on fresh new-fallen snow, building snow forts when we were younger.  We never had a snowblower growing up - why would we need one?  There were ten kids in our family.  Everyone grab a shovel!

There's just something about snow that is pristine - pure and unblemished.  It drapes itself over trees, fences, homes.  It might be tough to navigate on the roads, but on a snowmobile, it's all good!

If you are from the great Midwest, you have more than likely learned to love the snow.  If you haven't, then Florida or Arizona calls to you in the winter months and you answer that call.  My guess is that you've learned how to negotiate these days living with the reality of snow.

When the Bible talks about snow, it usually makes the comparison to something that is pure and holy.  From Isaiah 1:18 - "Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord; though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow."  Other verses describe the appearance of the Almighty as one of clothing as snow.  It's a helpful comparison - snow to purity.  We aspire to live lives as pure as the driven snow.  [I'm not talking snirt here - snow and dirt combined - just soft, pure white glistening snow].

Enjoy the snow and remember what it can mean to live a life of pure holiness.

Just like the snow.

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