Psalm 51:1-7 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me and I will be winter than snow.
Snow in Minnesota is a part of winter we take for granted in the great north. And honestly, by February I have had my fill of shoveling, driving on snow packed roads and walking on slippery sidewalks. But when our kids come home from Arizona, they look at snow completely differently. We had a full out blizzard when they were here in December. It was as if we were living in a snow globe, which caused me slow down and look at the true beauty of snow. Each flake is unique and look like crystals from heaven. The freshly fallen snow glistens as it covers the earth in a blanket whiter than any paint I could purchase at the hardware store.
Only God is able to wash the ugly dirty parts of our lives clean. Jesus’ love covers us with a blanket of glistening snow. Trust in Him. He will hold you close as you become his snow angel.
The next time it snows, catch flakes on your mittens and know that God is sending his love as he washes you winter than snow!