White as Snow



Today’s snowfall is not as exciting as it was a few months ago.  By this time, Spring is what we all seem to be wishing for desperately.  However, this morning as I watch the snow fall, I am thankful for the fresh cleansing that it seems to bring.

Yesterday, as I ran some errands, I noticed how yucky everything looked.  The snow was grey and brown and dirty.  The streets were muddy and messy.  The sky was cloudy and grey even as the sun tried to poke through.  And my heart felt all these things as well.  It was just one of those days.   I felt the need for warmth, sunshine, fresh air and cleanliness.  I needed a new start to my day.  I needed a do-over.

Although I am not thrilled to have several more inches of snow on the ground today, I am thankful for what my eyes now see, a white, fresh, clean layer upon the earth.  I am reminded that each day is a new day, a fresh start.  And when I turn towards Jesus, He will cleanse me and make me new, over and over again.  Praise God!

“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 crimson, they shall be like wool.” – Isaiah: 1:18

I look forward to the day when Spring is everywhere, in the colorful flowers and green grass and blazing sun.  I can hardly stand to wait!  But today seems so appropriate.  As I walk this Lenten journey towards Easter, my heart is refreshed.  I am forgiven.  I am made new.  I am clean.  All because of the dark, ugly, dirty path Jesus had to walk.  All because of the sacrifice and love of Jesus, my Lord and Savior.  I am humbled and so very grateful.

Wash me today, Lord.  Make me white as snow.  Amen.

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