I recall that my first whitetail deer was harvested while sitting near a snowy deer trail on the ground. Later on in my bowhunting years, I had the satisfaction of tracking a whitetail while using snowshoes in nearly 2 ft. of snow and made a successful shot.
There is something mystic about snow that overcomes its wet coldness and invites one to explore and enjoy. Its whiteness is as decorative as it is blinding when the sun is added to a winter’s day. Snow can be overwhelming and dangerous in a storm; yet, the source of great beauty soon afterwards.
The Bible has some interesting things to say about snow that is worth exploring. It is said that every snow crystal that is formed is geometrically different from any other. How is that for design genetics? Our Creator was that designer. (Job 37:6) No wonder God challenged Job concerning who He was by referring to the “treasures of the snow” (Job 38:22).
We discover the appearance of Christ in His resurrected body in a picture of snow (Mark 9:3) and it also describes Him at His revelation to John. (Rev. 1:14). What a visual of the purity and glory of His character!
But more personal to us is the picture of the redemptive work of Christ regarding our sins. Our sins are made as white (pure) as snow through the blood atonement of Jesus. (Isa. 1:18; Psa. 51:7)
The whiteness of snow shows the smallest speck of darkness. Sin darkens our lives and leaves us with the ugliness of guilt and despair. Christ will clean us up and forgive our sin if we ask Him. (I John 1:9)
As Christians, our lives are to emulate Christ’s. We are commanded to live as He did – the way He showed us. The darkness of sin has no place in our lives. Ask God to make your life like His, clean and white as snow. Don’t let sin dirty your life in Christ.
David L. Roose