In the winter months, living in the north can be difficult. Though snow makes for beautiful scenery, it cripples transportation, skyrockets energy bills, & just gets plain annoying. As you may or may not have heard, it’s snowing in many states. In Michigan, snow has quickly piled up higher than expected, and it’s even worse in upstate New York. The Buffalo area has been hit the hardest, where they’ve already received 6ft. and are expecting another 3ft. more!
It’s easy to get lost in it’s beauty, or even lost in the blizzard like conditions during your morning commute. However you get lost, it’s important that we don’t overlook one simple fact: Snow is like Jesus. Here’s why:
Just recently, everything started to look like death.
Leaves fell off the trees, grassy lawns were no longer lush green, & life was being put on hold to prepare for winter. This magnificent act of nature is comparable to the sinful lives we live. Let’s face it, we’ve all screwed up. Long ago, God gave Moses & the Israelites thousands of rules to follow. Guess what? Everybody broke them. These laws were put in place as a standard by God for us to follow. But nobody did, nobody is, and nobody ever will be able to follow the law. In other words, nobody’s perfect. That is until Jesus came along.
Snowfall cleanses & brings new life.
Whether you’re a fan of the snow or not, let’s face it: a snow ridden landscape is always beautiful. It’s an amazing thing really. Overnight, a dreary, gross, dead-looking field can be turned into a winter wonderland overnight. Those laws that God gave to Moses made all of us look like a dirty field. We couldn’t live up to God’s standards. That’s why God put on flesh & lived with us. Jesus lived that sinless life that we couldn’t. He was pure & holy, and he gave himself up as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Comparable to our messy lives, Jesus was pure. He was as white as snow. On the cross, he died for us, and covered our sins just like that winter wonderland!
On the cross, Jesus died for us and covered our sins like a winter wonderland!
— Scott Statson (@Scott_Statson) November 20, 2014
Enjoy it. Throw a snowball!
We were once as worthless as that nasty field, or that leaf-less tree, but now we are covered by Christ’s sacrifice. His payment upon the cross ‘blanketed’ us, and covered our sins. We’re like that winter wonderland! That’s some serious good news. We were doomed to death & judgement, but now we’re headed for an eternal life with Christ. Don’t hide this awesome news. Enjoy it. Celebrate. Spread the word! In other words, get out there and throw a snowball!
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