Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Reflection...

We've had a lot of snow this winter.  As a matter-of-fact, it's snowing as I type this post.  Below is the view from my family room doorwall looking out into our back yard.

It made me think about the symbolism of snow in the Bible.  Depending on the translation, snow is mentioned more than 20 times, with 10 verses using it to describe something that's white, pure and clean.

The Bible says our "heart" [the term often used for soul in the Bible] is soiled and tarnished by sin. But if we have faith to believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and confess our sins to Him, He will cleanse our heart and make it as white as snow.  

The Psalmist David, in his prayer of repentance, asked God "...wash me and I will be whiter than snow."  [Psalm 51:7]   My personal prayer is the words of the hymn, Whiter Than Snow, written by James Nicholson  in 1872.  The hymn was inspired by Psalm 51.

Verse 1:  Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
            I want You forever to live in my soul.
                      Break down every idol, cast out every foe.
                             Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Chorus:  Whiter than snow, yes whiter than snow;
                             Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

May God bless your week!


  1. Beautiful post and my prayer, too. Thank you Phyllis, for reminding me of that beautiful hymn.

  2. And may God bless your week, too!

  3. I love that hymn, and it always just boggles my mind to try to imagine what can be whiter than snow!


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