There is something magical about being deep in the middle of a forest accompanied by only my husband and a fresh coat of snow.
Snow in the woods is so white and clean. It hasn’t been tainted with the sand and salt of trucks. It hasn’t been coloured by the dirt and grime of vehicles on the road.
It is pure.
I imagine this is the white colour spoken of in the Bible
God’s forgiveness completely removes our sin and shame, leaving us “white as snow.” Although we were once guilty, when we come to Jesus, we become innocent in God’s eye.
We are pure.
In the Bible, there is an account of King David’s betrayal and deceitfulness. After David had committed adultery with Bathsheba, he was stained with sin and knew only God could cleanse him. He wrote a poem illustrating his repentance.
It is recorded in Psalm 51:7 (NIV), “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”
God takes our sins and washes them white as snow.
It’s not the snow of the toboggan hill or ice rink.
It’s the untainted, untouched snow of the deep woods. It is perfect cleansing by the Spirit of God.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18, NIV)
(excerpt taken from Think Snow Devotional-A Collection of Devotional Writings for Snowmobilers by Kimberley Payne, “White as Snow”)
Kimberley Payne’s writing relates raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire women to live healthier lives that glorify God.