February 11, 2021 Alan Daws

Snowpocalypse 2021

Snowpocalypse 2021

Are you ready for snow? As I write this, snow is beginning to fall for the first time this winter. With anticipation and excitement, I look out the window watching it fall. My thoughts are mixed, however. It's fun and peaceful to watch the snow fall, go out and play in it, and just take in the beautiful scenes everywhere. On the other hand, I'm concerned about traveling in the snow (especially with a rear-wheel-drive empty pickup), wondering if it's a heavy snow will the power stay on, and should we hold church on Sunday. Yes, it's just Thursday and too early to begin to worry, but that's me.

Growing up in south Arkansas, snow was a rarity. If we had a half

of inch of snow, the schools closed, business all closed, and the whole town

stayed home. Since being in Washington, snow is still exciting for me.

Seeing the snow always reminds me of the Scripture verse, “Come, let’s settle

this,” says the LORD.  “Though your sins are scarlet, they

will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be

like wool." Imagine your sins staining your yard blood red. Then as Jesus

moves into your life, all that red turns to a blanket of white snow. Jesus'

sacrifice on the cross paid the price for your sins and made the way for your

forgiveness. To see all your sins wiped away and your life is now clean and

stain free. White as snow!

So, let it snow; let it snow!

Onward and Upward!