“Come now, let us settle the matter,” 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. – Isaiah 1:18
While I am definitely with the rest of the world and itching to see spring come alive, the overnight snow was an absolute gift to me today.
But, as usual, I definitely didn’t see it as one at first. In fact, the snow this morning had me ready to burst into tears.
I sat in my car defeated after the morning had failed to go as planned – mind you, it was only 8:15 am. I was running late and my car was piled high with snow. I figured I would turn on my windshield wipers, clear the snow, and be on my way. But not so fast. My car was having a case of the Mondays and the windshield wiper, which had been working hard to fight for its last few days, finally went kaput. (And when I say kaput, I mean a whole section of it flew off of the wiper exposing the metal interior, which was found once the snow had all melted.)
With only a baby scraper inside the car, I was at a loss. Truly uncertain what to do. After sitting for a minute and trying to pull it together, I caved and called Caleb. It was his last day before beginning a new job and I desperately wanted to be on my way without requiring his assistance – but I’ve learned to understand my limits (more on that in a future post).
Caleb dutifully came outside, cleared the car, and sent me on my way.
Now, when I first walked outside, I noticed how pretty the snow had made everything, but the car incident had definitely dimmed its glory.
But as I began to drive down the street, I started to take notice of its true beauty. The snow had literally blanketed the trees, houses, cars, street signs – everything in sight.
And then part of a Bible verse came to mind…”washed white as snow.”
On the day after Easter, what a beautiful message we were sent. Jesus committed the ultimate sacrifice and washed us white as snow. Our sins are forgiven. And the snow today was a powerful reminder of our risen savior as it blanketed the entire city.
The rest of the ride I was brimming with tears for an entirely new reason because what a gift… what a miraculous sight.
Thank you, Lord, for washing us white as snow.