There is something special about snow. Since we don’t get to see it much here, it makes it even more special when it does fall. Not only is it beautiful, but it provides a blanket over the earth, covering all of its imperfections. When snow covers the ground, all seems even and well. It is as if all has been made new, at least for a moment. I think that’s why we like to take pictures before anyone walks on it. We want to make sure we capture the clean and crisp view of a fresh fallen snow.
As I sit at my table in the warmth, I can appreciate and enjoy the view. It brings to mind some of the songs we sing in church. We sing of being cleansed and remade like snow. We proclaim the goodness of God as he provides this blanket of forgiveness over our tattered lives. We get excited about the opportunity to once again feel the joy of being set free, washed clean and renewed. It all takes on new meaning as I see the snow cover the ground. And I am even more grateful than usual.
God’s grace certainly is amazing, breathtaking and beyond our understanding. What a gift grace really is. We receiving this cleansing, this renewal, not because we deserve it but because we are loved just that much. We receive God’s grace freely so that we might live abundant lives for his glory. We are provided this new opportunity and we are no longer held down by the mistakes of our past. We are set free. We are revived. We are renewed. God’s grace does that. May we live in celebration of God’s amazing grace, bringing him glory as we seek to live for him.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Photos included in Devotions are captured by David Cain – The Cain Gallery. Photos are available for sale by contacting The Cain Gallery