Sunday, March 31, 2013

Surprise from...

What's the surprise?

Snow on Easter!!

Who sent us the surprise?

Yep, Jesus did!

"He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes."
Psalm 147:16 

I was thinking of all the ways I could use the snow as a symbol for today (trying to make sense of why having snow on Easter is ok). There are lots! But then I realized that the biggest, most important thing I could "learn" from this, is to once again remember what Christ did. He cleansed me from all the darkness, sin, pain and punishment that I should have received. He did this by dying on the cross for me, and by replacing my darkness with His light. I didn't deserve it. I still don't deserve it. But He offers it, because He loves us.

And just as the snow came suddenly (it all fell in one night and during this day), so it works with Jesus too. He offers us this Great Gift, and all we do is accept it...accept Him, and He washes it all away and makes us white as snow. That's pretty amazing. 
"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 as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 1:18

It's even more amazing when God reminds you of this truth all day through His creation. I have never had an Easter like this in my life! The snow was wonderful, magical, deep, and completely transformed this valley. It's beautiful. God's love is beautiful!

And Hayley came over today! Had to share this picture, because she was my snow buddy. I miss Caleb on days like these (we used to always play in the snow after blizzards), but I am thankful for her excitement and joy over the snow too! Yes Hayley, even you pushing me in the snow was funny, I have to admit.

Happy Easter to you!

1 comment:

  1. That was SOOOO crazy! I can't believe that was just this past April!

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