Fresh Snow

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There’s something about fresh snow that’s sort of comforting, although it also seems a little dangerous at the same time.  Yes, it is cold, and it can be uncomfortable physically, and heaven knows I’m not all that crazy about shovelling it; in spite of all that there is a comfort in seeing it.

It does have a nice way of covering the brown of winter… not to mention the left-over fall leaves, and it all looks so very clean.

The clean look of fresh snow is more than just in covering up the ground with a fresh white covering, it is representative of something much more profound… and a little scary.

Fresh white snow is mentioned several times in the Bible in connection with the righteousness of God and the purity of His Word, and I don’t know about you, but to me there is something slightly intimidating about that since I am so acutely aware of the fact that I just can’t measure up to His standard.

The comfort, however is greater than the danger, for in Christ we too can be made to “measure up”.  Not, of course, by our own work but instead by His.

“Come now, let us reason together,” 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.”

Isaiah 1:18

Our sinfulness and imperfection, our unholy thoughts and motivations, our inadequacies and unfaithfulness are made white as snow by the blood of Jesus Christ.  It doesn’t matter that I am my own worst critic, it doesn’t matter that somebody might not like me or that I might stumble and fail.  What matters is that our Lord has taken care of all of that ‘stuff’ and in God’s sight, by His great mercy and love we are as white as snow in His sight by and through Jesus Christ.

Since Jesus has done this for us, doesn’t it motivate you to live a life pleasing in His sight?

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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11 Responses to Fresh Snow

  1. Michael says:

    Wonderful photo and insightful analogy. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Elaine Serra says:

    I like the way you choose to look at snow and connect it to God’s word as well. Gives me a better feeling about the snow when it comes here again. Happy New year, Don! May God bless you abundantly beyond what you can ask or wish for!

  3. paulfg says:

    Don, I was reading your words – getting the message. Yet all the time with an over-riding excitement inside: When will Don mention walking in virgin snow – leaving footprints where no one has ever left footprints?

    For me that is the excitement of snow. And I have no idea if that has any spiritual meaning or relevance. Leaving footprints where no one has ever left footprints. WOW!!!


    • Don Merritt says:

      To boldly go where no man has gone before…

      Yes, that’s definitely a “wow”! 🙂

    • Citizen Tom says:

      Every step we take is a step where none have gone before. Each moment brings a new creation no one has seen before. Our planet circles a star, that circles a galaxy, that careens through an endless universe. Only God’s Word assures us that someone might know where we are going. Even when we look about and everything seems the same, it’s not. Somewhere lovers joined their fates, a woman gave birth to a child, and someone died. In that moment Jesus saved a soul, or some soul refused to be saved.

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  5. claire says:

    Beautiful analogy. I’ve long felt that it’s not the snow that brings the cold, but rather that He makes even cold beautiful by snowy decor (like when life gets cold and He blankets the hurt in His love. God bless!

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