wash me, and I will be
whiter than snow."
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
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
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