white as snow

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Isaiah 1:18

These are some beautiful photos I took a few years ago around camp.  They remind me very much of the past few days.  The gleaming whiteness of the snow and the deep blue of the clear skies.  As I drove A into work this morning the heavy snow clung to the sides of trees and weighed the branches down.  What a picture of the weight of his glory and the splendor of his majesty.

These days are not possible without the sting of the cold.  We cannot fully grasp natures beauty without entering in it.  As I study the book of Isaiah this year and I look back on this passage I am reminded of its defining choice.  The Lord invites us into a conversation, he wants to enlighten us to make the right choice.  If we choose him and obey we will be as white as snow.  We shall be like wool and eat the best from the land.  If we oppose him and disobey our sins will be scarlet, crimson and we will be devoured by the sword.

The Lord set in motion his plan long ago, to rescue his people and deliver them from the sting of the cold.  Will you enter into a conversation with him this Christmas season?   Will you receive his gift of a new baby, Jesus?  Will you give him the gift of your heart?

I love these last two verses of the hymn ‘O little town of Bethlehem”

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may his His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel


About Kate

I am a wife, mother, friend, artist, swimmer, traveler, cook, adventurer and follower of Christ. This is where I share the best moments in my day – the kind you know would be a crime to keep to yourself. I write like I talk, not too fancy but from the heart. View all posts by Kate

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