|Posted on February 11, 2010 at 9:00 PM|
Wow - we have been buried by snow here in Lancaster. As I write this update we currently have 28 inches in my back yard! The biggest snowstorm to hit the region in over 50 years(a two-parter) has just subsided and left us to dig out from under it's remains.
This past Lord's day we did a word study in the Bible on the word snow. Did you know that the word is used 24 times in our english Bible? (KJV for this study) We learned that it appears the most times in the books of Job and Psalms. We saw that it's uses remind us of a number of different things including the holiness of God, the refreshment of His presence and His Word, and the starkness of His judgement. Perhaps, the most precious reference to snow in the Bible however is also the most well known, found in Isaiah 1:18 is the promise from God that even though our sins are like crimson they will be "White as snow". WOW ....what a thought as we dig out from all the white stuff!! We could never dig out from under the mountain of all our sins, but God by His grace and through Christ's sacrifice has washed them and made us as pure as the new fallen snow.
This Lord's Day is another hospitality Sunday. My family and I will be over at Mel and Mary Ellen Barge's place to fellowship with them and some other guests. If you are part of our local family here I hope that you will also be spending the time fellowshipping with others in the body of Christ. Also fella's don't forget it is Valentines Day. Do something special for that lovely lady you married, how bout it?