A fresh snowfall is a reminder of grace. Jesus died for me. His blood fully atoned for my sins; past, present and future. The gray traces of salt and ash are veiled with gleaming cleanliness, just as our guilt and shame are covered by His saving grace.
As we make our way through snowflakes and slush that are January, we long to see growth and life, green and bright. When the first daffodil pops its willing bloom through the snow, do we not delight in the vibrant colors? This is hope for new life coming; new beginnings. The appearance of the bud engages our senses .The blanket of stifling snow surrounding it disappears. This is Jesus. He beckons us to long for Him and the new life that He promises. Despite our sometimes dreary circumstances, Jesus is our light. Our future is secure. Focusing on him silences the world’s empty promises. We can see joy in this cold dormant weather, as we rest on the promise of life to come.
Hold on and hold close the promises found in scripture. There is hope in Jesus Christ. There is new life for all who call on Him, who repent and believe. Spring and heaven are just around the corner. Are you ready?
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life
Ephesians 4:22-24 To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that all who hear your Word will come to know you and accept your free gift of grace. We are so undeserving, yet while we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. Thank you for your mercy and love. In Jesus’ name –Amen