Purity of the Snow

Since moving to Northwest Arkansas, one of my favorite times in winter is to wake up to an overnight snow.  The simple beauty of the untouched snow.  Seeing it before tire tracks make their grooves or foot prints mar the untouched beauty. 

It is picturesque to say the least and as I witness such wonder I can’t help but notice the purity of it all.  Almost as if it is a glimpse of innocence soon to be lost.  For when the world awakes it will trample through the purity of the profound whiteness.  The sheer beauty of untraveled fields and untouched lawns. Oh, the wonder of nature and the marvel of it’s Creator!

My mind races to an Old Testament passage that describes the purity of a Savior mixing with the impure soul.  The blood that causes us to be pure again.  What an amazing picture of redemption!

Isaiah 1:18, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”

The multitude of our impurities were made pure.  Covered by the unspotted blood of the Lamb of God.  We were born in innocence but guilt and shame soon overtook us.  We were born into sin and would quickly learn its grip.  Yet provision was made by the Redeemer in which He would declare us innocent again.  New creations in the image of God.

I walked to work this morning through the snow, leaving my mark on this beautiful ground.  I had marred the perfection of untouched snow.  A couple of hours passed by and I looked out at where my tracks had been.  They had been covered again by fresh snow.  My footsteps were remembered no more.

This is the way it works with our Savior.  Our lives stained by sin. Our transgressions mar our lives and the purity of our hearts, yet when we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cover the tracks which we left.  Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.  As far as east is from the west, so far has He removed our sins from us.  Oh Great and Glorious Redeemer!

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2 thoughts on “Purity of the Snow

  1. I love the illustration, even though I don’t love the snow. I think cold and I remember the ninth circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno…(sorry, I don’t like winter) BUT you make such a wonderful point here. Jesus really did cover our sins with His blood…. so amazing.

    • Thanks for the comment Jake! I happen to love cold weather but it is probably because I grew up on the Texas coast and it was rarely cold. I do understand how cold weather could not be liked. The one thing I am trying to get used to is how long winter truly is. I am usually ready for spring to get here.

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