I have always loved snow!
(Hence, the picture from my very own kitchen window turned into digital art, posted here.) 😊
There is something heavenly about the way that snow gently sifts downs upon the dreary winter world of tired lawns, the bare leafless trees and landscapes. Even the slightest dusting of snow will for a moment, cover every single aspect of our earthly world.
Snow transforms the suburbs and the countryside into a postcard picture of winter magnificence! Snow even makes the grimy city streets seem nostalgic and bright.
Snow softens every detail, covers every flaw, and brings out beauty where you least expect to see it. In a sense, it cleanses everything it touches.
Snow is white, snow is pure, snow has a sense of an ethereal innocence. In Jesus, the words of The LORD through the prophet Isaiah are fulfilled: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool,” (Isaiah 1:18).
Jesus brings into our world and into our hearts a lasting loveliness that a passing snowfall can only temporarily transform.
For those who believe in him, for those who receive God’s gift to them in Jesus, is a gift that can’t be earned or deserved, it’s as though our dreary suffering world and our dark and wintry hearts are forever changed.
Why? Because as we receive God’s gift to us in Jesus, his pure innocence and snowy white righteousness covers every detail, every stark tree branch, every scar and wound, and every “telephone wire” of past verbal abuse that is strung around our dim and fleshly hearts. Our world is brightly transformed!
We are made white and clean again! Pure and fresh.
A clean slate to be written upon with the promise of hope and a second chance
I also love babies!!! 💕
They seem so absolutely perfect and innocent with that soft skin and sweet smell. I love their complete dependence and their bright, pure smiles!
The little flowers called “baby’s breath” (in the picture) with their tiny, lacy puffs of white blooms and soft fragrance, are one of my favorites! They were named for the little soft breaths of an infant.
Just like sweet innocent babies, the “breath of heaven” is breathed into and over our broken lives and we are “born again”. Made Fresh-Free and Forgiven.
“How Excellent is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!” 1 Peter 1:3.
So! If anyone is trusting now in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away!
New things have come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.