We’ve had a lot of snow, lately, and I for one am glad to see that it’s gotten a little warmer. Did you know that God compares his word to snow, also? In Isaiah 55:10-11, God says “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
Snow, when it falls, is clean, pure, dazzlingly bright, and beautiful. But then people walk through it, drive through it, and play in it. Before too long, that pure, white snow can become a disgusting, gray slush, and don’t even get me started on the yellow snow. As followers of Christ, we are not only tasked with carrying God’s word to those that need it (see the Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20), we are also tasked with keeping that message pure! James 1:27 says “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
Our lifestyle will impact our message, because actions always speak louder than words. What does your snow look like?
Notes from the Staff @The Woods