It’s snowed AGAIN!

 

It is so frustrating, suddenly my job becomes harder, I leave my car at home, I can’t do visits, I have to walk into work, the pavements are slippery.

I don’t like the cold, it gets right to my bones, I feel down and lethargic. It makes me want to hibernate.

But yet in the virgin white snow, there is beauty and awe. And it reminds me of that verse in Isaiah 1:18

‘Come now, let us settle the matter,’
    says the Lord.
‘Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.

I’m reading Joyce Meyer’s book, “Do yourself a favour…forgive”. Its an easy read, but so challenging, suddenly all my years of anger and lack of forgiveness are brought to the fore, the scales fall off my eyes, I write lists of people to forgive, things I get angry about or that make me jealous that I need to confess, my illusion of purity is smeared in the red of sin.

And then I discover that God hears my confession, He alone has the power to absolve me. He shows mercy, he transforms my sin to make me white as snow. No longer damaged and unusable but made new, beautiful, awesome, like the fresh snow, with a message of hope to reveal to the world.