The Spiritual Message of a White Christmas

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Merry Christmas again, Mamas. I wish you could come on in for a cup of hot tea.

Even though it is super cold here, as it is in so many places around the country this morning, I was thrilled last night when Ray told me that snow had started to fall.

He showers snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
He hurls His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
Psalm 147:16-17

I am very excited. We Middle Tennesseans may dream of white Christmases, but we don’t experience many. If the cold weather lingers as weather forecasters predict, it looks as if we will have one this year.

What a perfect reminder of why the Baby was born in Bethlehem. He came down from heaven to make us whiter than snow. As James Nicholson wrote in his 1872 hymn, “Whiter Than Snow”:

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul,
Break down every idol, cast out every foe;
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice;
I give up myself, and whatever I know,
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. [Refrain]

Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst “No,”
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. [Refrain]

Thank you for leading your children to the One Who can make them whiter than snow.

. . . how much more will the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit
offered Himself
without blemish to God, 
cleanse your conscience from dead works
to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:14



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