Winter has arrived! Ready or not, it’s here to stay for a while. I like the winter season. I like the cool weather, the crisp air and especially the beautiful clear night sky. The stars seem so much brighter in the winter months.
Have you ever heard the term “Winter Whites?” There’s something about it that sounds so nice to me. Maybe it the season itself, or that the phrase seems to imply something clean and fresh.
One of my favorite things about the winter season is the snow. It’s beautiful to watch. The tiny ice crystals look like white feathers falling from Heaven. They blanket the landscape with a beautiful white canvas. To me, it’s so peaceful when the snow falls. I love rainy days too, but rain storms are much louder than snow storms. Snow is calming, and refreshing. It’s tranquil and reflective. I like to just look at it in awe and wonder. Snow adds a shimmer to the ordinary making it spectacular. A freshly fallen snow is a beautiful thing to behold.
The white landscape that covers all the ugly dead wintertime scene always reminds me of the following scripture verse.Isn’t that a comforting thought. The color scarlet (red) turning white is symbolic of the life changing grace of God which delivers from guilt and condemnation of sin. God stands ready to cleanse and forgive ALL who will turn to Him. The Lord will take away my filthy sin and make me spotless as a newly fallen snow. This is done through Christ alone. I can’t do anything to fix my sin problem, but Jesus loved me so much that He gave of His sinless, perfect blood to pay my sin debt. He made me clean & pure through His righteousness.
The word “white” in the Bible is symbolic meaning “righteousness or made pure.” That is what my Lord did for me. When God sees me, He no longer sees my sin, but through Jesus’ blood, He sees me as righteous and justified.
Nature always reminds us of God’s goodness, beauty, and grace. This winter season as the snow falls, lets reflect on the wonder of it, the beauty, and also remember that it is a wonderful picture of Jesus’ love for us…”Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…”