Whiter Than Snow

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:7

I am writing this in the midst of a nice sized Iowa snowstorm.  I understand that most people don’t like snow and even most of those who do are tired of it because we have had so much of it this winter.  I, on the other hand, like snow.  Every time we get a new snowfall, I think of this verse and the beautiful imagery it provides.  “Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”  What an amazing thought. 

As I look out at our snow covered landscape, I know that somewhere beneath the snow is dirt and grass and things like that.  But I can’t see them.  In fact, I’m not even exactly sure what is underneath most of snow with all of the drifts.  We all have “dirt” in our lives.  We have all sinned and “come short of the glory of God”.  But the Lord Jesus can “wash us and we will be whiter than snow”.  He covers us with a pure white blanket of His own righteousness.  Those filthy, black sins and all that dirt and mire are seen no more- only the beautiful righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

If we don’t like snow for any other reason, at least let it make us think of all that the Lord has done for us in cleansing us and making us “whiter than snow”!

One response to this post.

  1. I am one of those people who don’t particularly like snow because it is so cold. But you have reminded me of a new way to look at snow. We don’t get much snow where I live in Oregon, but the next time it does snow here I will remember what you wrote here. Thanks.

    I like your blog generally, having read several entries. I have added you to my blogroll on my blog so I can come back and read more.


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