Monday, January 16, 2012

White as Snow

This is what we woke to this morning. No it’s not much, but we are hoping for more! Who doesn’t anticipate a day filled with snow? I know my kids do, and I don’t think it’s just because they get to skip school for a day. Yes, they enjoy standing under falling flakes, constructing snow men, and taking advantage of the opportunity to throw frozen balls of ice at one another’s face, while mom is totally ok with it. But what else is it about snow?

Snow- it blankets the ground with cleanliness and purity. It covers all the dirt, mud, muck, and grime that life leaves behind. What a perfect glimpse of God’s holiness! What a wonderful picture of His righteousness which covers our imperfections!

Just as He chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love 
-Ephesians 1:4

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 
-2 Corinthians 5:21

That He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
–Ephesians 5:27

Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless 
-2 Peter 3:14

Just as the snow eventually melts, reminding us again of the filth surrounding us, our sins and failures can fill our thoughts, clouding the truth of who we are before God. Let us be diligent to walk in the righteousness we have in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We ARE white as snow. We ARE blameless before God. We are set apart and sanctified. When the enemy throws our sins before us, we CAN confidently throw the holiness we have in Christ right back at him because we ARE clean, we ARE washed, we ARE holy in Christ.

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 
-1 John 1:7

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  1. Our snow has been sparse this year, unfortunately. It comes and then it melts, then comes back and melts again. Thankfully, once we have been covered with Christ's righteousness, we are clean forevermore. There is no melting in this case! :)

    1. Ours has been the same way. My kiddos were praying for more snow last night so they could enjoy a snow day at home. Nope, they had to get out of bed and go to school this morning.
      Yes, praise God our righteousness is a permanent thing, whether we DO GOOD or not, He has cleansed us by grace through faith. Such reassurance :)


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