Daily Devotional

Whiter Than Snow

by Cameron Pannabecker on February 22, 2024

I just recently received a photo from our son who lives in Missouri.

The photo was of their ordinary front yard, on their very ordinary street, except… it was covered in snow.  It was beautiful, everything covered with a blanket of new, fresh, pure white snow.

I was struck by how wonderous it is.  Every blade of grass, brown or green, every curbside mailbox, rusty or new, everything looked amazing.  Every blemish, every inadequacy, every ugly bit of anything covered by that blanket of pure white snow was now beautiful and clean.

No doubt I’m odd, but for some reason I thought this was subject material for a devotional.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this pure white snow was permanent, eternal, it never faded or melted away?  Wouldn’t that be miraculous? 

If only there were some miraculous pure white covering for me.  If only there were an eternal purity that could cover all my failings and ugliness.  If only all I needed to do was acknowledge my need to be covered and protected by this blanket of safe purity.  Just imagine how grateful I would be if this were available for the asking.

What a wonderous, magnificent, gracious, generous, loving, eternal and sovereign God we have available to us.

“Come now, let’s settle this,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
    I will make them as white as wool.”

Isaiah 1:18

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