Each time we experience the first snow of the year I praise the Lord.
It reminds me that He has washed my sins white as the snow. Psalm 51:7
A muddy lot can suddenly become a wonder of glittering whiteness just as bitterness can be washed away to reveal love and tenderness.
The sharp points of the pine tree can be soften with a blanket of snow just like the verbal barbs can be muffled in the realization that the speaker is someone Jesus died for.
It is true that snow does bring the unpleasant.
Freezing temperatures can bring busted water pipes, dangerous roads, broken trees branches,…
Being a Christ follower can include the unpleasant.
Loss of relationships with those who miss the person you were before you meet Jesus.
Ridiculed because “you follow some guy that lived and died two thousand years ago”…
In some places it can mean imprisonment, starvation, death.
However the rewards of eternal life in heaven and strength for each breath taken here on Earth far surpass any of the unpleasant.
So as you gaze at the Christmas snow, whether in your own yard or on a Christmas greeting let it lead you to reflect.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow;”
What better gift can we ever receive?