I turned on the porch light to see a world covered in snow. Huge flakes of snow were falling from the sky continuing to blanket the world in white. I couldn't draw myself away from the window. The beauty of the snow falling and covering every tree branch and bush.
Earlier in the day these same trees had looked dead. Their barren branches looking scraggly and sad. The bushes had stood as though hoping for the arrival of spring when they would once again be adorned with leaves and blooms. The ground had been muddy from the melting of the last snow, and the grass looked brown and close to death. But now under this blanket of snow, the world was absolutely beautiful. The trees now looked beautiful with their snow-laden branches. The bushes now stood in gowns of purest white. The ground covered in a blanket of white snow appeared to be completely untouched by any human or creature. Just a perfectly smooth white blanket coating the earth.
While looking at the snow, it occurred to me that is exactly what happens with us when we are saved. God gave us His only Son to die for us. The blood He shed on the cross covers us in a blanket of white. In Isaiah 1:18 NKJV, it says, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." Isn't it amazing that God now looks at us and doesn't see the ugly sin stained version of us? He just sees His Son covering our lives in a blanket of purest white.
I walked away from the window with the beauty of the snowfall on my mind. How blessed we are that God made a way for us to come to Him. How wonderful is that when He looks at me He doesn't see my mistakes and weaknesses, He sees Christ in me. The snow continues to quietly fall and blanket my world, I whisper a prayer of thanks for not only the beauty outside my window, but for the beauty He makes in my life.