Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snow "Clothes"

Since I live in the south, I don't see snow much. (Read: ever) So seeing snow this past weekend has filled me with a bit of wonder. I've looked back over my photos and am struck with how snow changes a landscape. It covers imperfections; softening them, making them beautiful.

It reminds me of Christ and His righteousness.

I look at myself...I'm rough, imperfect and incapable of changing myself. But Christ's death on the cross changes my landscape. His righteousness clothes me, washing my sins "white as snow" (Isaiah 1:18).

When I see my whole front yard covered in snow I think of Isaiah 43:25 which says: I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

When I look at the tree branches, once stark and naked, now draped in snowy robes, I think of Isaiah 61:10 which states, "I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels."

I'm so glad that God uses His creation to remind us of Himself! (Romans 1:20)


Anonymous said...

We get so much snow every year that might first thoughts are about shoveling and hibernation. Thank you for this! I don't think I'll ever look at snow quite the same again. :)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful way to explain this! I love your pictures, and the way you explained Christ and what He did for us is PERFECT! How much snow did you get? We got about 2 inches.

Renee said...

Amen, Sista! Praise the Lord for snow clothes!