A Timely Snow Day

I have a hand soap in my bathroom called Snowflake. A few weeks ago I picked it up and considered replacing it with Fresh Pear because who wants to think about snow? But, although it was an unseasonably warm day, the hand soap did start me thinking about snow. And then I wanted to blog my thoughts but, as I said, who wants to think about snow?

Right about now, if you’re living in North Jersey, you are definitely thinking about snow so, woo-hoo! I get to blog about it. My thoughts are neither remarkable nor original but, on that day, for me, they were profound.

I love a snow day. I love being housebound. I love sipping a cup of hot coffee as I watch my husband clear the snow without my help. Whether you share my passion or dread the digging out, you have to agree with the me about the beauty of a fresh snowfall. It’s so quiet and so white, unspoiled, clean, glistening. It seems to gentle the world and transport us to a peaceful place.

On the day of the hand soap quandary, it was thinking about the whiteness of snow that impressed me. I washed my hands with what was supposed to smell of snowflakes, knowing that it didn’t wash away all the germs. It certainly didn’t wash away wrinkles and for sure didn’t wash away the sin within. The thought of Jesus forgiving me and turning my sins from red to white overwhelmed me. To think that I am made unspoiled, clean, glistening like the snow. Instantly I am in a place of peace, no tire tracks marring me, no dirt kicked up from the plow, no pebbles embedded in me—I’m pure white. I have to admit, I can scarcely comprehend that depth of forgiveness or that thorough a cleansing.

This afternoon, before the traffic resumes and the quiet disappears, pause at your window for a few minutes to take in the beauty and purity of the fresh fallen snow.

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“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…” Isaiah 1:18

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marilyn Schryvers
    Mar 14, 2017 @ 17:10:04

    I remember those snowy days. Having lived in SW Fl. for 38 years I rejoice in the forever sunny skies, warm temperatures and soft sea breeze.

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  2. Ellen Pelliccio
    Mar 14, 2017 @ 17:34:54

    Amazing and incredibly sweet of our God to create snow with our future in mind. I have always considered freshly fallen snow to be the whitest of whites, which makes it such an appropriate “word picture” reference for the cleansing of our sins. Thank you Father, for giving us both.

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  3. Barbara
    Mar 14, 2017 @ 21:32:49

    Amen.

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  4. Maude Carolan Pych
    Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:09:24

    Barbara, I paused by your photo to admire the serenity & beauty of the new fallen snow, from a seat in the nice warm sunshine, here in LA. Bless you, my friend!

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  5. Kathleen Rupff
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 19:00:21

    I love snow days, too. Thanks for your post!

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