What a week! We haven’t had snow like that here in our area in quite a while. It doesn’t matter if you like the cold and snow or not, you must admit that fresh snow is beautiful. I love waking up to the yard and street being covered with snow, especially before anyone has walked or driven on it.
The fresh white snow always reminds me of Psalm 51:7 where David writes, “Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” David knew he had sinned, but he also knew that Jesus could cleanse him. I know how ugly and brown the winter grass is under the snow, but covered all in white, the yard looks beautiful. I also know how ugly I am without Jesus.
1 John 1:9 tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” It doesn’t say after we get everything right in our life or after we fix our past. It doesn’t tell us that we have to be the perfect parent or memorize all scripture. It doesn’t mention cleaning up ourselves at all, that is what Jesus wants to do for us, all of us. Jesus wants us to come to Him. He wants us to confess our sins and, most of all, He wants to forgive us.
Has the craziness of this pandemic and the changes going on in the world caused you to draw away from Jesus? Has being at home more made you yell more or be unkind to those around you? How is your quiet time going? Are you putting other things before spending time with Jesus? Have you stopped going to Life Team? Are you still connected with His people? Are you still serving and loving others even when the world is telling you it is ok not to?
Today is a good day to use kind words. Today is a good day to serve others. Today is a good day to get connected to a Life Team. Today is a good day to start spending time with Jesus. Today is a good day to confess your sins to Him. Today is a good day to be washed clean and be whiter than snow.
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