Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You're Covered

We have gotten an unusual amount of snow where I live. As I was looking out at the white powder slowly falling outside of my window today, I had a thought. Everything almost takes on a new appearance when covered in white. The shrubs look different, the trees look more elegant, things just look different.

As I thought about it, I realized we are like the night before the snowfall when we are sinners. All of the dirt and branches are exposed. Think of it this way, all of the raw and sensitive spots in our life are like open wounds. We go around hurting and merely existing. Then, in the midst of our depression and negative outlook on life, God comes in with His blood and heals all of those places.
Some days we might feel a lot better. Other days, memories of our past make us feel lonely. All the while, God's blood is slowly covering the cracks in our heart, just like the snow slowly covers the ground. If you know anything about snow, you know that yards aren't covered in a day. It's a process and conditions have to be just right.

We don't have to be perfect to get God to help us. We don't have to say all of the right things. We just have to be willing to admit that we need help. That is often so hard for us because we think we can handle things on our own. Then, in His mercy, he wipes the slate clean. When this snow melts away, the town will go back to being lined with cars and everyone in a hurry. I'm glad that when God heals us from the inside out, it's permanent, aren't you?


tam7777 said...

Yes I am glad. His snow (mercy and grace) his new everyday we just have to be willing to make a decision to follow after him. Great post sweetie. Your writing is such a beautiful gift from GOD.

carilyne said...

What a beautiful way of thinking about snow and our lives. It was very timely for me as well. Something I needed to be reminded of. Thank you for sharing this.