We still have most of our snow left. What little that did melt earlier today when we got to 33 degrees is refrozen since we are dropping to 19 degrees tonight. Everything still looks so different and so white. It is shocking how bright the windows are lit up due to the snow even though we’ve not had any sunshine.
However the pristine white, clean look has faded somewhat. 🙁 No longer is the snow smooth and new. That’s what happens when children run and play in the snow. :O
So we no longer have this:
Now we have this:
Sorta like our Christian life. The Lord cleanses us and makes us whiter than snow.
Psalms 51:6-10 (ESV)
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Yet we still can sin and soil our white robes.
Revelation 3:3-5 (ESV)
3 Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.
4 Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
5 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
We need a regular cleansing “by the washing of water with the word” so we can be presented without spot or blemish.
Ephesians 5:25-27 (ESV)
25 … as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
Have you been washing with the water of the Word?