Sunday, November 25, 2007

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

It's snowing!!

Snow is a necessary part of any Canadian prairie winter. It comes every year without fail and usually sticks around for longer than anyone really wants.

But, by the end of November, all the leaves are gone from the trees and the city just looks brown and dirty.

Now the snow is coming to make everything pretty and it is here just in time for advent.

There is something really great about the snow that comes and make everything seem clean. It reminds me of Isaiah 1:14, which says, "though your sins are as scarlet, I will make them as white as snow."

Seeing the snow come down means a fresh start. It means the grime of the world is wiped out and replaced with a pristine white beauty. In the same way, God takes our grime and dirt and, with his grace, offers us a clean, fresh slate.

Here's to a clean, fresh slate for you this winter!