Easter Snow

Good Friday, ransomed, whiteAccording to the calendar, it was now spring. Thursday night snow had fallen. Not the fine, icy crystals of winter snow, but the fat, wet flakes that fall in spring and accumulate quickly.

Therefore, it was no surprise when I woke up on Good Friday to see our yard covered in a blanket of white.

I thought the symbolism behind this was perfect. Good Friday is the day we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us. He shed his blood and gave his life in order that our sins may be forgiven.

In the Bible the Lord says our sins are like scarlet and he will make them white as snow. The blood that Jesus shed so many years ago paid the ransom for my sins to be forgiven.

I stood in church singing the words “Jesus paid it all. All to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain; He washed it white as snow.”

On Good Friday I thought of the blood of Jesus and then looked upon the earth that was now white with snow. The result of his ultimate sacrifice had a new visual to remind me of the greatest love ever shown. There is nothing I could ever do to deserve this grace.

I am humbled as I praise him once again and pray that my life will be lived in a way that is honouring to him.

“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. (Isaiah 1:18 NLT)

So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (Ephesians 1:6-7 NLT)

2 thoughts on “Easter Snow”

  1. Tandy, I just read your writing in the Upper Room for today – April 2, 2016 and was touched and inspired to tell you how much your words meant to me today as I was spending time with God this morning. Also, wanted to tell you how much my husband and I enjoy our vacations in Canada. We have been several times to different locations and love everywhere we have traveled in your country. I, too, have struggled with life as it presents itself to me in different forms and situations. God is good and gives me what I need in the moment. God is enough. I am enough. I have enough. He is my rock and refuge. Thank you again for your words. Blessings and love, Linda

    1. Linda, Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to send me a note. I’ve found that when I relinquish control of situations and stand on the solid rock that God provides my life is far less stressful. Blessings to you.

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