Whiter Than Snow
“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
1st Corinthians 6:11
Have you ever awakened in the morning and looked outside to see a beautiful snow covered landscape before you? The drab, cold and dreary scenes of yesterday were now blanketed and transformed into a delightful sight as the snowflakes covered everything with its brilliant white blanket of snow. The bare and seemingly lifeless trees were turned overnight into marvelous works of art as they were decorated with brilliant white highlights. The way God can send the snow to wash away the lifeless landscape, and turn it into a wonderland of beauty, is the same way that our lives can be turned around by putting our trust in God and asking him into our hearts. Ephesians 2:1 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world.” Our lives that was once dead in our sins, like the lifeless trees can be renewed and cleansed and can be made alive, like the blanket of white snow, by accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior. Colossians 1:13 “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” We can now be clothed in white as God will cover our sins with his blanket of white, and also make us his beautiful work of art. Just as we are delighted to see a beautiful winter scene, God is also delighted to see his work in our lives. We, who were once drab and dreary, can now, be marvelously transformed by his Grace into children of God. John 1:12 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” And just as the trees did not cover themselves with the white powdery snow, neither can we claim credit for our transformation. Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” We can give glory and thanks to God for what he has done in our lives. Because of his great love, he did not abandon us in our dark and helpless condition. He did not leave us in our sins, separated from him. Instead, by his marvelous grace he changed and transformed us. We now need to allow the transformation in our lives to be a testimony to others of God’s work. By following God’s commands and being an example for others, the celestial snow that has fallen on our lives can fall on others around us and change their lives as well.
Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Two