Patches of Snow

A couple weeks before mega snowstorm Jonas came through, we had a light dusting of the white stuff.  It melted away very quickly because the ground was so warm.  While drivingIMG_0083 around I noticed that every once in a while I would see a small patch of snow still holding on.  That area didn’t look shaded from the sun, but apparently it was, or those were a few tenacious snowflakes huddled togehter!.  At home I found we had a couple of those patches as well.

In the Bible the whiteness of snow is used as a metaphor for how clean and pure our hearts can be when we allow God’s saving grace to cleanse them. (see Isaiah 1:18).  For the purposes of this post only would you allow me to change the metaphor?

As I look at these patches of snow I think of my life.  I look at the grass as the backboard of my life.  I try to allow the Son to shine all over and through  it; maintaining Bible reading, prayer, and keeping short accounts of sins.  As much as I think I have given over my life 100% to the control of God’s Spirit, I frequently find splotches of sin stains that tenaciously hang on.

IMG_0082Really?  That’s an area I haven’t allowed the Son to penetrate?  Yes, time to do a little more work in that area.  Usually after work on that one, I find there is another waiting for my attention.  If only that work would respond as quickly and as permanently as the snow melts . . .

Published by JemB

I am wife to one amazing man Jerry, sister to one very gracious woman, aunt to the 13 best nieces and nephews (including grands!) out there, and thrilled to be reconnected with our two "daughters of our heart!" Best of all, I am a child of the King. I don't always see myself as a princess, but my Dad is Creator, Sustainer, Lord and King. I was built to encourage and connect people - especially those affected by disability.

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