White As Snow

Early this morning, I made my way to my bedroom window. It’s a habit that began as a child. As the weather gets colder, my mornings begin with a quick peak out the window. “Did it happen?” “Is there snow on the ground?” I love the snow! As I looked out my window this morning to see a light dusting of snow (most of which has melted by now), that same childhood wonder filled my heart. As a father, I get to share that with my kids. As she woke up, I whispered in my daughter’s ear to take a look out the window. As I watched her at the window, her whole body smiled and she let out a squeal of joy. She couldn’t wait to go play in the snow.

As I’ve grown older, my love for snow has taken on a deeper meaning. It reminds me of the beauty of the Gospel.

“Come now, let us reason together,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;”
Isaiah 1:18a

This verse from Isaiah has been on my mind all morning. My sins, my horrible, rotten, sins have been made white as snow. They haven’t been swept under the rug, they’ve been washed away. Christ has traded my sin for his righteousness and I stand before God as pure as white snow. If ever there was something to cause our hearts to be filled with wonder, it’s the Gospel! I hope that as you look forward to and celebrate the birth of our Savior this Christmas, that your whole body will smile and that you will let out a squeal of joy…well maybe not an audible squeal…an internal one will do ;).