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Sometimes it takes seeing what we have through someone else’s eyes to really appreciate it. Take snow, for example. I don’t hate it, but I can’t say I love it either; it’s just there when it’s cold (which is perhaps why I don’t love it.)

Born and raised in Michigan, it’s hard for me to imagine what it would be like to have never experienced snow, but today we had the privilege of being with someone seeing snow for the first time.

It’s not often I’ve prayed for snow, except perhaps as a child hoping for a day off school, but I did pray that we would have snow for Naftaly. He is here from Kenya for just a couple days, and I knew that snow was something he wanted to experience firsthand.

When we stepped outside and saw everything covered in a fresh blanket of snow, he didn’t comment on the cold as much as the beauty. Even the trees that “looked dead” without their leaves now looked beautiful.

As a Christian, Naftaly thought of the snow in Scripture:

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalms 51:7

"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;” ~ Isaiah 1:18

Really, what can you think of that is whiter than snow? Personally, I can’t think of anything. Imagine seeing a blanket of snow that is whiter than anything you’ve ever seen before. This is how pure we are when God has forgiven our sins. Thank you, Naftaly, for reminding us of this truth!

Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to live in a place where I can experience the beautiful seasons of Your creation. Thank you for reminding me that in Christ we have a clean slate, and thank you that after every cold winter comes the new beginning of spring. Love, Lisa

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