White As Snow

A thick blanket of snow is covering the yards and farm fields as far as my eyes can see. The morning sky leaks a pinkish hue as a frozen blue haze fills the air. The picture outside my kitchen window shivers cold. Inches of white snow, with more to come, later in the week. This winter has been a perpetual snow globe.

A cold January with beautiful sunrises

A cold January with beautiful sunrises

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I admire the exquisite beauty of God’s handiwork, the phrase “white as snow” keeps going through my mind.

Learn to do right; seek justice.
    Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;                               
    plead the case of the widow.

“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.     Isaiah 1:17-18 NIV

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 NIV

Dark and ugly, my very nature screams for its own way. Selfishness, mistakes, poor choices, decisions that could have and should have been different. Things that I think, that I dare not say aloud. I long to do the right things, but I always end up falling back into what is easy, what I know, what I live with….sin. All those things that are not pleasing to my Heavenly Father.

But, the Lord says, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow”.

Forgiveness. Purity. A new start.

A fresh beginning in Him, and through Him and because of Him.

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Today I am thankful for: 

* a snug, warm house

* comfy sweatshirt

* fuzzy socks

* mittens that keep my fingers warm

* snow covered fields

* a shoveled out driveway

* icicles hanging from the eaves

* a happy heart

* the smell of fresh brewed coffee

* health of my family

* my God who loves me enough to clean me as white as snow

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