Sunday, November 21, 2010

Our First Big Snowfall

Like many of you, we have had a lot of snow the past few days, and as far as I can tell,
our area got anywhere from 8-12". The snow is beautiful but the streets are very
icy underneath, so travel is difficult. We were out for a while today, as our church family
 had a worship time and Thanksgiving dinner together, and it was such a blessing to spend
this time together, with many sharing how thankful they are for the things
God has done for them this past year.

The JEMs (grandkids) love the snow, and their parents have been scurrying
 to make sure boots, coats, mittens and gloves fit or are replaced. 
They adapt to the snow and
cold temperatures much easier than I do!

When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
Proverbs 31:21


 I recently watched the video The Snowman with Maya after having read
 the book with her at her house a few days ago. I love this music, and the book
 was a favorite of our 2 daughters when they were young.



video

If it is choppy here, click on the You Tube connection.


I am often reminded, when the first big snow covers everything outside,
of how our Lord Jesus came to take away our sins and to wash us whiter than snow.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Psalm 51:7

Before it snowed, things outdoors were beginning to turn brown and the trees were now
bare of leaves. The temperatures just 2 weeks ago were in the 60s, so the grass wasn't
 brown yet. But everyting looked bare in our backyard, with the outdoor furniture
put away and the vegetable and flowerbeds cleared and tucked in for winter.

And then, it snowed,

and everything has been transformed.

(photo of Jack in his backyard)


We, too, may be transformed, and like the first beautiful snowfall,

our sins are washed clean, 

forgiven,

whiter than snow,

through the Lord Jesus.


We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving
and for each and every day.

Even for big snowfalls!












3 comments:

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

How beautiful. My daughter use to love that book and video. :)

Thank you for sharing your heart today. I too am grateful that our Savior's blood washed us whiter than snow.

LDH said...

The Snowman is one we watch every year ~ it's magical :)

I have seen some bloggers post snowy photos ~ it is amazing (and beautiful) to see before Thanksgiving.

Maxine said...

Wow. you have all that snow already? I don't quite know what to say! It's a little chilly here in the Northeast, but no sign or word of any snow any time in the near future I don't think I'm ready for it yet. I never new the Snowman story. I'll have to find out if my granddaughters have read it.