We began a new sermon series this past Sunday: The Greatness of Grace. It is a verse by verse look at the Book of Galatians. In 1:5, in reference to God, it reads, "to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." I discussed the fact that we do not praise God nearly enough, and the example I used was snow. There was a forecast for another big snow storm last night and all day today. I mentioned how all we want to do now is complain about it, but we never take the time to praise God for the snow. The reason I gave for praising God for the snow was the fact that not only does the melted snow help fill our lakes (if you want to have the enjoyment of fishing in a full lake you have to go through the difficulties of the snow - another topic for another post another day!), but more importantly, it reminds us of the Blood of Christ which washes us whiter than snow.
So, after spending a lot of time and effort removing the snow at my house this morning (it was too heavy for my snow blower so I had to do most of it by hand), I did not feel much like praising God for the snow today. But as I sat down at my desk for my daily Bible devotion, guess what I was scheduled to read today? Yep, Psalm 51:7. What a reminder that God already had in place for me today!
Reminds me of the old hymn that sings: "O, the blood of Jesus. It washes white as snow." Praise God this morning for the snow, and for the blood of Jesus!