Whiter Than Snow
As we have our first snow fall of the season, I am reflecting on how the Bible tells us that Jesus has washed away our sins. Our sins are as scarlet, yet He washed them away to whiter than snow.
Is there such a thing, whiter than white? Snow is beautiful, unique and pure. God put unique details into every individual snow flake, that are only seen under a microscope. Yet He washes our sins away to whiter than snow, making us pure and unique in the image of our maker!
Psalm 51:7 ESV
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow
Isaiah 1:18 ESV
“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 like crimson, they shall become like wool
The discovery of the intricate designs of each snow flake was made by Wilson Bentley in 1885. (http://snowflakebentley.com/bio.htm)
“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”
Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley 1925
As Mr. Bentley stated, when this beautiful design melts away it is gone forever… just like us gone forever without Jesus!
I find it a bit crazy that this discovery was made in the town of “Jericho” Vermont…
There is so much beauty created in this world that points to our maker. Snow was around for a long time before its uniqueness was truly discovered. God tells Job of his store houses of snow. Only God at the time enjoyed that beauty, yet how much more does he enjoy us than a tiny ice crystal here one minute and melted the next. I am sure there is sooo much of this earth’s beauty we have yet to discover.
I know some people do not like the snow, but as every season of our lives, it is necessary. Not all seasons of life are pleasant. As in the beauty of snow unseen, there is beauty in those what seem unpleasant seasons; if only we look just a bit harder we will see the beauty hidden deep inside.
I challenge you who read this that if this particular season is hard, to look deeper daily to find something beautiful beneath the dreary cold surface. Find warmth in the joy knowing that seasons do not last forever.