Washed White as Snow

Washed White as Snow

“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.