Tuesday, January 11, 2011

If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes...

It's snowing here. Again.  I think it snows almost everyday now.  I'd show you pictures but once I got inside earlier I didn't want to go back out.  Maybe tomorrow I'll take some.  We actually got a few inches this time.  All the kids (and a lot of the teachers) are hoping for a two hour delay tomorrow (or a snow day).  Snow was wonderful when I was little. Now that I have to drive in it, it has lost some of it's appeal.  But there is something about a world covered in white.  It's breathtakingly beautiful.  And as I sit here thinking about the snow (and about how I might go make myself a nice mug of hot chocolate), I am reminded of God's faithfulness and forgiveness.

"Come now, let's settle this," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool."
Isaiah 1:18

I love the first part of this verse.  Some of the other versions say let's discuss this, let's argue this out, let's settle the matter.  How cool is that?!?!  The Creator of the Universe invites us to dialogue with him, to hash this matter out.  He wants us to understand this.  He wants our hearts to grasp this knowledge.  He wants us to realize the power of his forgiveness.  

And as breathtakingly beautiful as the snow is, I have to say dialoguing with the very one who made the snow and who takes my sins and makes them as white as the snow is even more beautiful.  

Beautifully pure.  Beautifully forgiven.  Beautifully HIS.

1 comment:

Emilie said...

I'm so proud of your blogging so often. :) And it's snowing here, too. A lot. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a snow day tomorrow, even though that likelihood is probably slim to none. But, you know. One can hope. :)