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Lessons From Animals--"Snow"

"…wash me, and I will be whiter than snow."
Psalm 51:7b

 

SNOW!

This is so much fun!The other day, the dogs played in the snow. I don't know if it was Kasey's first time, but it was Annie's first time in the snow--and she loved it! What could be better than white stuff that you can eat?? The dogs are both runners, but running, playing, and wrestling in the snow is a new experience. Intensity of play increased several-fold. And one wrong slip of the paw--nose-dive into fresh-fallen snow!

The word "snow" appears in several different contexts in the Bible. Sometimes it is used in a negative context: people are described as being "leprous, like snow"; Job decries streams that are "swollen with melting snow". Sometimes the word is simply used to describe the weather. But sometimes, such as Matthew 28:3 and Revelation 1:14, snow is used to describe something dazzling, something incredible to look upon.

Imagine now that we are the ones dazzling to look upon. Isaiah 1:18 tells us that such a fate awaits us--"'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.'"

We will be white as snow! Our sins, which are scarlet red, will be taken away--leaving only dazzling, incredible white purity. Intensity of grace will increase several-fold, as we nose-dive into purity. What could be better?

 

In Christ,

 

--Pastor Dan

 

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