Calling It … A SNOW DAY!
We finally got one! ❤️
Every winter needs some!! I’d like much more than we normally see! I know many don’t agree and would opt for the warmth of summer, but not me. The cold is invigorating. Maybe because I was born in January or in the north, I’m not sure why I love it, but winter is my fav. Unfortunately, I live a little too far south to get a lot. I suppose I could tire of it, but it’s hasn’t happened!
The forecasts often disappoint me in the winter, but this past Sunday delivered!
White flakes fell to earth for hours, turning our brown winter into a magical world of whiteness; a living snow globe, a contrast of opposites, a blanket of light, glistening as far as one can see. It wakens me, delights my senses, calls my attention.
Life halted, plans erased … stay home, enjoy the views, cuddle up.
The snow welcomes us to rest, cease activity, enjoy the flakes flung from the heavens. Tomorrow the dailiness will ensue again, but for today we stop and partake of the seldom seen event.
I feel like I’m living in Narnia: a world of white that beckons me to consider the heavens. Life gets quiet, peaceful mimicking the silent falling of white. For all my wanting, I cannot summon it nor contribute to its presence. So, it’s rare appearance reminds me of who sends it down. He is in control, not me!
The Bible speaks of snow, just like other weather events. Many times it’s referred to for its color comparison: lepers were as white as snow, God’s garments are as white as snow, angels appeared as white as snow, etc.
This verse is probably the most popular, I think of it often:
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.”
The contrast between Scarlet-Red and Snow-White. Our sins looked blood-red … who can ignore blood. It draws our attention and the smallest spot stands out like a siren. It’s hard to hide, and it’s stain nearly impossible to wash out. Yet, because Jesus took our sins on himself, our sins no longer appear blood-red, they’ve been washed as white as snow. Not a stain or hint remains. God did that out of His great love for us!
A blanket of snow always brings that truth to my mind and heart;
God’s gracious reminder of His love!
These verses are not as popular but speak of snow:
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. 12 “For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:10-12
The snow comes to water the earth: being sent forth to replenish the earth and yield crops to feed us, not returning to the sky from which it came. Just as God’s Word is not meant to return to him without accomplishing His intent. From it we find joy, are led with peace, the mountains shout for joy before us and trees clap their hands to their creator.
What a great visual! God is purposeful in every detail on earth. We cannot escape His hand or handiwork! He reaches us, He came down and continues sending down to bring about His plans for us! He also uses His creation to shout of Him to us; mountains, trees, even SNOW!
I hope you have enjoyed or will enjoy a Snow day or several this winter!
Contemplate the visuals He sends to remind us, teach us, focus us, and speak to us!
Are you a Winter or Summer?
Does the snow remind you of anything?
PS – I might feel differently about snow if I had to drive in it or shovel it. Also, if I didn’t have a warm home or money to pay for heat!
Reveling in White,
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