Worship in the Midst of Snow



It covers the ugly barren winterscape.  It covers that which is worn out and dingy.  It makes everything look peaceful, clean and pure.  It settles my soul.

I love snow.

It reminds me of how God pours out his mercy and grace… and how his mercy and grace cover me (and my dirty rags) (Isaiah 64:6).  Snow makes me think about how God pours out his grace abundantly on me (1 Timothy 1:14).  Snow also makes me think about the blood of Christ… how he poured it out to cover our sins and how it makes me ‘whiter than snow’ (Psalm 51:7).  Finally, I must say that it is difficult to point to anything that is purer than snow… flawless… perfect… peaceful… without blemish.  That is except for the perfection of Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19 & 1 Peter 2:21-22).

I believe that experiencing snow can lead to a very moving time of worship.

If you reside in one of the 50 states where snow is on the ground today… or blessed enough to be in the midst of the Northeast Snow ‘Event’, take time to ponder the snow and how it may bring a clearer understanding of who Jesus Christ is to you.  Allow this simple ‘object lesson’ to be one that you store away in your heart so that you can be reminded, every time it snows, of the grace and mercy of God, the power in the blood of Christ and the absolute perfection of our Savior!

We are all infected and impure with sin.  When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags.  Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.  Isaiah 64:6

Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  Psalm 51:7

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.  It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.  1 Peter 1:18-19

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.  He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone.  1 Peter 2:21-22



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