I love snow! I spent the greater part of my childhood in Michigan where we had snow, lots and lots of snow! I’ve now lived in Indiana for 26 years and I can tell you, I’m still disappointed. If not for our church family, homeschool cooperative and Chad’s job, I could be very persuaded to pack up and head north. Especially on days like today….
It’s snowing here! It’s our first snow (can you believe that December 19 is our first snow?!) and I have to say, it is absolutely gorgeous!! Because it has been so damp lately, the snow is sticking to all of the trees and big, fat snowflakes are falling. There is only about an inch on the ground and the weatherman is only promising one more inch but it is enough to cover the ugly brown ground and the junk lying around. My view is splendid! If the camera were not out in Kansas on a bird hunting trip, I would post a picture for you.
I think one of the reasons I love snow, is that I love the word picture the Bible paints.
Isaiah 1:18 says
“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.”
Only an amazing God could take something as visible as scarlet and make it white. Only a loving Creator could cover my ugly junk with a blanket of beautiful forgiveness, much more splendid than the snow scene out my window. He does it more times than I would care to admit and more times than I will ever remember! Every time the beautiful snow scene becomes slushy and ugly, with big chunks of frozen debris, He covers me, again. He even covers patches as ugly as the “yellow snow” my dogs leave. Only Jehovah could make something beautiful out of someone so ugly and stained.
Thank you God! Let it snow…let it snow….let it snow!!!