As I finish details on February’s newsletter, I’m gazing on a winter wonderland. Nearly 4 inches of snow cover our green lawn and snow continues to fall steadily. Forecasters are predicting eight inches—an absolute anomaly in an area that receives an average of less than an inch for the entire winter. We haven’t seen this much snow in the last twenty years. Underneath the white blanket in our yard you’ll find a barren garden lacking attention, vacant flower beds waiting for tenants, and a few small grassless islands in the midst of a mostly green sea. The sparkling white powder covers the imperfections and transforms an otherwise mediocre piece of land into a captivating scene.
Gazing on the purity of the snow reminds me of my Savior who has made us pure. The Bible tells us that the blood of Jesus covers our sins, making us as pure as snow--not accounting for pollution (grin). (Psalm 51:7) Through our confession and faith, we receive the forgiveness of sins which purifies us and removes the stain of our sin. (I John 1:7-9) Thankfully God does not just cover our impurities; He removes them as far as the east is from the west. (Psalm 103:12) Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price so we can be whiter than snow.
Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
“Jesus Paid It All” (by: Elvina Hall and John Grape) Public Domain. To view the complete lyrics and hear the hymn in its entirety, click here.
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