“Thaw our hearts LORD, Wash us clean as Snow…”
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.
As I gaze out into my backyard I’m filled with awesome wonder of God’s precious and breathtaking beauty. Freshly fallen snow enshrouds my landscape and adorns the pine and fir trees. The sunlight as it streams from the heavens above creates an illusion of “sparkling diamonds” glowing in the distance.
Even though it is a beautiful thing to behold I long for the Spring thaw and the beginning of life as it were. And with these thoughts comes the spiritual awakening of senses, much the same as when we have the LORD with us. Our connection with Him and our spirituality glows and keeps us “warm” no matter what the weather outside.
I already have my warmth and my beauty from within to without. And, the best part of it is…it’s a year long, 24/hr 7 days a week, morning and night every second of the day warmth!
Ostensibly a heart that doesn’t know God can be like a “winter block of ice” it can be lacking warmth, and can be decisively difficult to break through. But with GOD all things are possible.
A heart that is cold can turn warm, much like the Spring thaw that most of us experience in a good portion of the United States. The heart can turn on a dime should the good LORD bring it to happen. I’ve seen the hardest of hearts make a complete 180 so many times. I’ve been blessed to witness many throughout the years.
God is our warmth, our sun, our connection to LIFE.
God is our sanctuary from the storm.
God is our constant surge of energy.
God is love.
God is everything.
And…God is everywhere.
He’s in the breathtaking beauty of a sunrise, the serene backdrop of a magnificent sunset.
He’s in the wind.
He’s in the yapping of a beautiful puppy.
He’s in the miraculous birth of a newborn child.
He is LIFE!
I am blessed to know Him and am blessed to know He loves me. I pray all good things for His children, and I pray to those who don’t know Him yet.
The next time you’re looking at one of His immeasurable creations; whether it’s scenic beauty, or physical, remember He loves all of us. And, to that we should thank Him and love Him back…
For now, I’ll go and look at my backyard again from inside my warm home. Most important…I will embrace and give praise to Him for the “warmth of His Spirit” and His love. Amen!
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
(Psalm 51:7 KJV)