1st December 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:10-11 (KJV)

As I sit at my window enchanted by the beauty of the falling snow and the winter wonderland that sparkles later in the sun, I muse that grace is like snow.

Snow covers all the ugliness of the mud and dirt of winter. Grace covers all the ugliness of sin. Isaiah 1:18 says, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”

Snow decorates the bare branches and makes them sparkle with dazzling beauty. Grace clothes us with righteousness and makes us sparkle in the light of God’s mercy. Read Isaiah 61:10, “My soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with jewels.”

Snow brightens the dark days of winter and reflects the sun in dazzling brightness. Grace makes us shine, as the light of God shines out of us like a light to the dark world. “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicket is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble” (Proverbs 4:18-19).

Snow makes everything pure and clean and white. Grace makes us pure and clean before God. “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints” (Revelation 19:8).

Make us pure and clean through your mercy by your grace, O God. Make us as white as driven snow so that we reflect your light to this world of darkness.

Study by Nancy Silcox

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