First Snow

Well it finally happened. Last night without a sound, or flash of light our world changed. The first snowfall moved us from a brown landscape of dried grass and plants to a scene of white. This change, really a small one, had an immediate effect on our family this morning. There was the sigh of acceptance that winter was finally here. Our girls put on their snow boots for the first time and trekked off to the school bus. The cat initially curious about the snow came in the back door with a meow, shaking its paws. The snow absorbed the normal sounds of the neighborhood providing a peaceful quiet.

I think that when the Spirit of God fills the heart of a person. It is a bit like a first snowfall. God comes in silence.   We don’t know when He will come. The heart, dried and brown with sin is changed to white. We change the way we act and think. Our ability to love others increases. The word of God becomes more alive. And, of course there is greater peace as we step back from the noise of the world.

Cleans me with Hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Psalm 51:7, 8