Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow!

There are few things in VA that I enjoy more than snow. For several reasons, but the following are the most significant:

1. The many uses of snow: snow cream, snow men, snow forts, and of course snowball fights

2. It RARELY occurs in Virginia.

Now, technically, we get snow in the form of freezing precipitation about once a year, but rarely do we get enough to do anything with it or shut down schools. Snow doesn't count as snow if schools don't close, that's just me. Anyway, this year, I went out and measured in my yard and we had just over 6 inches. That's a ton of snow! Today I built a midget snowman. I say midget, because the only way it could be a "man" is if it was a midget.

I hope everyone reading this enjoyed the snow and has been outside to enjoy it. It's something everyone should take advantage of.

Snow also reminds me of a few passages of Scripture. Psalm 51 and Job 38 come to mind.

In Psalm 51, David writes one of his most famous psalms after Nathan has revealed to him his sin with Bathsheba. There he cries out to God for forgiveness and says, "wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." Snow's pretty white, so to be washed that clean creates a beautiful image of how Christ washes away our sins. In Job 38, God is in the middle of what I like to call "the Job smackdown" Here God is displaying and describing to Job His power and might and just how huge and glorious he is. He asks Job several rhetorical questions including the one we find in verse 22 which says, "Have you entered the storehouses of snow, or have you seen the storehouses of hail," Basically saying, "Job, I am God, you are not. I have storehouses of snow that you've never seen."

So from these 2 scriptures we get a great picture of God's power, might, and mercy. He loves us enough to forgive us and make us whiter than snow, but He also is powerful and mighty enough to create winter storms like the one we saw this weekend. I hope this blog and the snow will remind you of that.

3 comments:

  1. we made strawberry snow cream...mmm...it was good. just like God. smiles.

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  2. Sounds like fun. I read a lot of people made snow cream. I got to get some of that.

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  3. Love the analogy Dave. Good seein' you.

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