Today I decided to share some verses (and thoughts) related to snow. 😉
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.Psalm 51:7 (KJV)
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
It’s amazing to think about being washed whiter than snow, which can be blindingly white, ya know.
But what’s more amazing to think about is that it’s not really the snow that’s blinding. It’s the sun reflecting off the snow.
When we are washed whiter than snow, the Son reflects off us. . . and others notice. Maybe their eyes hurt, their consciences are pricked. Their world becomes brighter, because of this thing called light that bounces off the pure snow and-and just spreads and multiplies and intensifies.
We all know that the sun can be really bright in the summer. But somehow (we’ll leave out the science of this and just continue), it seems even brighter in the winter, when there’s snow on the ground.
And I feel that’s how it is in our lives. The light can be really bright, but when we are “white” it seems to intensify. To grow brighter. That’s because it is able to reflect better.
When people–you, I–sin and don’t ask for forgiveness/cleanliness and let themselves stay dirty, they can’t reflect the light. At least, not as well as they do when they’re clean and pure and as white as snow. When we are tarnished, so is our ability to witness and bring glory to God and shine in this dark world.
What are your thoughts? 😊