I love the snow, what about you? I’m not talking about a blizzard or sleet, but that perfect snow…the kind that actually sticks to the ground and rolls up to make a snowman. Living in Arkansas, I haven’t been in a perfect snow very many times. I do remember a huge snow around 1985 as a kid. I think it snowed for a couple days and we got more than a couple inches on the ground. I remember building a snowman, making snow angels, and my mom making snow ice cream. I read on a weather website recently that there is less than a 1% chance of snow on Christmas where I live. You know what that tells me, there’s a chance! I’m not sure, but I think it snowed on Christmas a couple of times in my life, and I’m hoping for a white Christmas this year.
Did you know the word snow is in the bible over twenty times? One of my favorite is Psalm 51:7. It says, “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” The forgiveness of God makes our lives whiter than snow! Jesus’ name means “He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). I’ve been snow skiing a few times and it’s so white and bright that you have to wear sunglasses or risk hurting your eyes. There is such a thing called snow blindness. The glare coming off the fresh snow can reflect 90% of the UV radiation. While the reflection off the snow can be a bad thing, the reflection off a life made white as snow through the forgiveness of Jesus is a very good thing. My next favorite bible verse about snow is Isaiah 1:18. It says, ““Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Thank you Jesus for your forgiveness. While there may not be much of a chance of snow at Christmas this year, there’s a 100% chance of Jesus forgiving our sins.
Question: What do you need to ask Jesus to forgive you from? Why not ask Jesus for His forgiveness and cleansing today?