We’ve got snow down here in Alabama. Some of our friends have seen up to 12 inches of snow! This is only the second deepest snow I can remember here.
Schools are out, businesses are shut down for awhile, roads are closed, and–yes–some power has been out.
But the snow is so beautiful! Yesterday morning, our area was just a gross, rainy mess and sometime in the afternoon the rain gradually changed to big, fat snowflakes. We watched at the window, holding our breaths in case it stopped as quickly as it came. But it kept falling.
We ran outside and caught it in our faces and mouths. We made snow angels, snowmen, snow forts, and makeshift sleds.
And the snow kept falling.
It covered my once-cluttered back porch with a blanket of white. It covered the fields and roads with a canopy of clean. For awhile, for now, everything looks sparkly and shiny and pure.
But this is Alabama. They are calling for it to melt by the end of the day, and our Snowmagedden ’15 will just be a memory.
My life has been cluttered and messy and gross. My heart alone is not pretty. But God has cleaned me. God tells us in Isaiah that He will make us pure. He will cover our sins with His grace.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” saith the Lord. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”- Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
And the best thing about His grace? It never melts. Once it covers you, Grace is there to stay. 🙂
Whiter Than Snow (James L. Nicholson, 1872: Public Domain) Arranged and Adapted by: Paige Givens, 2015