Friday, January 14, 2011

Oh precious is the flow, that makes me white as SNOW...

I love snow!  I think it's beautiful!  I enjoy the cozy feeling of being stuck inside with the people I love, especially now that I have a family of my own.  However, I have wonderful vivid memories from my childhood of snow storms that kept my family stuck indoors for a few days.  We would have a huge pot of vegetable soup on the stove simmering away all day long.  My brother and I would have marathon games of monopoly.  We would actually play for several days straight (the same game).  We hid our money at night so no one would steal it, then the next day we'd get our stash out and pick back up on the game. 

Snow brought unity to our home.  Each flake covers a dirty spot until you can't see anything but a pristine white layer over that yucky patch.  Snow brings the promise of a new beginning with it.

You would never believe how filthy my car was before the snow covered it.  Snow is fun to play in.  It brings joy to kids and adults!
Snow brings a smile to your face and can make you act silly.

I think the coolest thing about snow, is that it reminds us of Jesus blood.  I know crazy--white snow - red blood, but hear me out.  Jesus blood is like snow in that it covers all of our sin and all of our yucky bits  making them clean and bright.  Jesus blood gives us hope and promises a beautiful future.  Jesus blood gave us entrance to a heavenly home---cozier than any home we've ever known.  Jesus blood brings unity!!  Jesus blood gives each of us a chance at a new beginning. 

One of my favorite children's Sunday School songs was:  "What can wash away my sins?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  What can make me whole again?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  Oh precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow.  No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus."  For more lyrics and the music (which is quite interesting on this site) click here.

The next time it snows and you take your first glimpse of its untouched beauty, I hope you remember that snow is a great reminder of a Jesus blood and new beginnings.


Anonymous said...

wow lori - Inspiring

Anita said...

.. I specifically waited until I was done my last post before reading yours...
I STINK.. compared to you .. however, I was having similar thoughts about the snow the other day ..hmmm...we are thinking alot alike these days.. SCARY.. (for you anyway..:)
Keep up the good work..

Brynn said...

love it! i love the snow as well, and remember the sledding days of years past... where does the time go?

i could go for some vegetable soup...

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