Snow Is Glistening . . .


It snowed again this week. And it's cold outside. Nice and cold!

So many people seem to like the weather to be "nice" this time of year. But what is "nice weather" for the wintertime? Maybe a day of fifty-something degrees and a muddy mess from all the melted ice. Not to mention the ugly brown countryside and leafless trees. No, thank you!

My preference would be to have about five inches of snow about twice a week from the end of November until about March. It's always cold this time of year where we live. Even if the sun is shining and we get a "warm" day it won't be above fifty degrees, and all we'll get is mud.

If it's going to be cold, I would rather it be snowing! If the landscape is going to be brown and barren, I would rather it be covered in a beautiful, bright blanket of snow!

There's something redeeming about snow - when the landscape is at it's ugliest, one day of snow and it's one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Kind of like what Jesus did for us - when we were all marred by sin, and nothing we could do could remove the ugliness of it, the Lord Jesus was born as a human baby, lived a perfect life, died on the cross and rose again - all so He could make us white as snow. However, the difference is that the Lord doesn't just cover our sins, as the snow covers the ugly brown landscape - He removes our sins as far away as the east is from the west. If we accept that wonderful gift the He's offering to us, that is.

Maybe that's why I love snow so much, especially at Christmas time. There's some shadow of Heaven present when you look out the window on a snowy December evening, with candles and Christmas lights in the background - it turns the thoughts of men to that glorious night when our Savior was born, and the reason He came. As the popular Christmas song by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band says (note: insert whatever location fits): "The closest thing to Heaven on this planet anywhere, Is the quiet Christmas morning, in the Colorado snow".

Christmas and snow truly are some of the best earthly shadows of Heaven. This Christmas season, I hope your thoughts are also turning to Jesus and why He came!

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Lauren said...

Oh how I wish we had snow...all we've managed in the last few years is inches & inches of ice! Yuck!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Nice post, Callie. :)

Since we're on the topic of weather, I have to share...

I had planned last weekend to cook chicken noodle soup last night. Dave has this thing where he can only eat soup when it's cold out. So I'm like, yay, it's December, perfect. Go figure, I walked outside after work last night, and I had picked the one 70-degree night in December to cook soup. :( I got home and Dave was hanging out in just shorts, trying to cool himself off to prepare, haha.

Brittney Galloway said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for this Callie! I can't wait to see my first American snow!

Kate Craig said...

I'm so with you and so jealous!

Unknown said...

Please send your snow over here please :)

Jenene said...

Yes, I much prefer snow to accompany the cold. It makes the cold (and dead trees) worth it.

By the way, I got your Christmas card in the mail a couple of days ago. Thank you so much! Your dogs are cute! My husband now thinks that we should become best friends so that he can play with the dogs. I support that decision. :)

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