[CF Devotionals] 2014-02-07 - Snow More

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Two days ago, we received an unusual gift here in Georgia. It snowed about three inches. It was beautiful. After getting off work and being one of the fortunate ones who was able to make it home, I played with my boys out in the snow. The tracks we made quickly uncovered the bright red clay that covers our small plot of land in Georgia. A few hours later our tracks were covered as though we had never been out in it. All you could see was the fine white powder again. Yesterday the blanket still enveloped our neighborhood. But this afternoon, it was all gone.

Job 24:18-24 (NIV)
  1. “Yet they are foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one goes to the vineyards.
  2. As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.
  3. The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; the wicked are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree.
  4. They prey on the barren and childless woman, and to the widow they show no kindness.
  5. But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life.
  6. He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways.
  7. For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain.

Like the snow, life ends for us all. We are all sinners, and death awaits us all. I am so glad that when God sees me, though, that he doesn’t see my sin - because like the snow, Jesus also covers all my sin with his righteousness.

Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)
  1. “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

The matter was settled for me two thousand years ago, when Christ took my place on a cross outside of Jerusalem’s walls. God extended grace, and just as the snowfall continued to cover my tracks, his blood continually covers my sins, and I am blanketed in the pure white robes of righteousness that Christ purchased for me.

I pray that if God still sees the scarlet red clay mud of your life, that you will ask his forgiveness and accept that same gift of salvation, so that he will see your sin no more.

IHFHBOH
Adam

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All scripture references are from the KJV unless otherwise noted.


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