Snow. Pure snow.
If you haven’t heard Georgia Brown’s latest song, Snow, you’re missing out on a beautiful representation of God’s love for us and what Jesus did to purify us and I highly recommend giving it a listen after you read this post.
“Because You sent a baby // I can be with You for eternity”Georgia Brown, Snow
Yesterday (Christmas day) I recognised Jesus’s birth and how mind-blowing it is that Jesus cared enough to take human form and die. Though He had done nothing, Jesus Christ wanted to show us how much He loves us through His death and resurrection. He knows what it’s like to be human. He knows what it’s like to be an outcast, tempted, beat up, made fun of and the list goes on. He gets it. He loves us that much to experience things from our point of view. Not because He doesn’t know what it’s like for us, but because God wants us to know that He understands.
By dying, He defeated sin. By rising, He defeated death. He took our place and made us pure as snow.
“What Child is this that changed my life”Georgia Brown, Snow
If you’ve ever looked into a pine forest at night, you know it looks frightening. It’s dark, it’s cold, and you don’t know what could emerge at any minute. If you’re like me you might imagine that there’s a wolf or cougar lurking and ready to pounce at any second. It’s not always pleasant to look out a window into a dark forest as you fall asleep. I know. That’s why I usually close my curtain every night. It makes me feel safe from the darkness.
However, we got a heavy snowfall one day and there happened to be an almost full moon that night. The snow hadn’t fallen off of the pines and it covered everything. The moonlight reflected off of the snow, making it look like some sort of winter wonderland outside. I thought “Wow. That’s what Jesus’s saving grace looks like when we accept it.” Our lives are totally transformed into something welcoming, pure, holy, and clean. The forest didn’t seem as terrifying anymore. Anything that used to be a shadow was covered in snow and lit up by the moon. I slept with my curtains open that night because the forest was so beautiful and I couldn’t stop thinking about how God’s grace is even more beautiful than a snow-covered forest.
“Your love for me // It covers me like snow”Georgia Brown, Snow
“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (1 John 4:10 NLT)