In the last week we’ve received about 16 inches of snow. It came fast and furious for the first two snows and then yesterday just pleasantly drifted down. 4 snow days later and the roads are clear…aside from the mountains of snow alongside the road. I for one love it. I was very much getting tired of the Kansas winter brown grass look. With everything white and piled high it reminds me of home.

The snow came in two stints. Each brought a different type of snow. The second snow was wet and heavy. It burdened the trees which sagged under its weight. It was a beautiful sight reminding me of Narnia blanketed with snow.

We have one little oak tree in the backyard that was completely bowed down under the weight of the snow. Overcome it touched the ground. The snow brings biblical analogies of being washed clean. “Come now, let us reason together,” 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.”

It just got me thinking that the better we understand the mercy and grace of God the more able we are to bend to his way. The way he makes us white as snow is what draws us to him and makes us want to bow down under the weight of his love and mercy.

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