Maybe it’s because I’m from Mississippi, but I just love it when it snows. I love everything about it. I’m not really fond of any other form of precipitation, but I love snow. It is so beautiful and so white. I love the way the Lord uses it in Scripture. Isaiah 1:18 “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 like crimson, they shall become like wool. WOW! White like snow. Here God is prophesying to His people about the new covenant that He is going to make with them. A covenant that would be ratified with the blood of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. The great hymn writer, William Cowper, before he was saved used to cry in distress, “if only there were a fountain that could wash my sins away”. One glorious day God in His grace drew him to that fountain and washed him white as snow. This is the first stanza to the song Cowper wrote after he had been plunged beneath that flood.
“There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.
Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.”
May the snow that falls down from heaven be a reminder to us of the grace and mercy of God. Let it remind us of the fountain that is filled with the blood drawn from our Lord’s veins. Let it remind us that sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains. Let it remind us that though are sins are red like scarlet, He has washed us and made us white like snow. What a Savior! What a Savior! What a Savior!!
Why would anyone not want to be plunged beneath that flood? I tell you what, the longer I know Him, the more I love Him and want my life to be His.
I look forward to seeing all of you tonight at church.