“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
Yesterday we had a snowstorm in Texas- that is a once in the lifetime rarity. Over 10 inches. This morning I woke up to a gorgeous site. Those of you who live in the snowy north, pardon my gushing! The tree limbs were coated in fluffy white, outlined so vividly. It enhanced their graceful beauty more than the Spring leaves ever will. The ground was blanketed in pristine white, covering all the things under it, including the dead brown grass and the dandelion weeds that had decided to pop up in droves after a good few weeks of rain.
Yeah- I was humming that children’s hymn – “What can make me white as snow.” Now I get it Lord. Now I see how you can cover my flaws with the beauty of Your grace, blanket my life with your mercy and make what was once dead, and what has been weeding up in my world, pristine and gleaming.
Thank you, Lord for the majesty of your creation and for your mercy, new every morning. Cover me with your grace, hide my sin from sight as you deal with it and make it all new in Your wonderous wisdom. And, yes, thanks for this rare and wonderful snow day to point out to my heart how awesome and encompassing Your love is.