On Tuesday night, we got the much hoped for phone call; there would be no school on Wednesday due to inclement weather. There was the possibility of snow coming our way, which is a big deal in Georgia. We don’t get much of the stuff and it creates a ton of excitement for us.
We also went to bed with cautious optimism. Nature often proves to be fickle where she will or won’t deposit her cold powdery gift. There have been times when it seemed that every county around us got snow and we didn’t get so much as a flake. There have been times when the forecasters promised us it was coming and they were proven wrong.
Many of us in the Peach State have adopted a believing when we see it attitude when it comes to snow.
But, Wednesday morning, we awoke to a pretty little blanket of snow on the ground and it continued to fall for a little while.
I marveled at how beautiful a thin layer of frozen water can make a landscape, but I knew it wouldn’t last for long. I bundled up and grabbed my camera and went to explore.
There had been others out ahead of me because there were already footprints and some tire tracks on the roads, but the areas that were untouched really drew my attention. I didn’t stay out long because it was bitterly cold and I just don’t do cold.
Later, when I sat down at my computer, I noticed that the light coming from the sun shining on the snow was almost blinding. My entire work area was bathed in the light.
I knew there was a Bible verse that had the phrase, “white as snow.” I Googled it. I was not disappointed.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
Sure, I had read it before, but gazing out across my yard at the glowing blanket of white, gave the verse a whole new meaning. We humans can be capable of doing some pretty bad things here on planet earth, sometimes on purpose and sometimes inadvertently.
Sometimes we become the people that we want to be, but we carry past sins around on our conscience. Sometimes there’s an enemy voice that makes us question if we are really forgiven for this or that.
But, God’s Word has an answer for those doubts. “Let us settle the matter.” Yes, we are forgiven if we only ask and let me reassure you if you haven’t seen snow in a while; it is brilliantly white and it covers everything in sight.
A Georgia snow reminded me of the beauty and the reality of forgiveness. Perhaps you needed reminding too.
Have an awesome day!