Sunday, December 11, 2016


Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


"Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean.
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow."

Psalm 51


    I like snow.

    My earliest and warmest childhood memories revolve around holidays; especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

    It often snowed on those days.

    Still does.

    Anyway, my memories are not about eating myself to sleep, forgotten gifts that were under the tree, or eggs and marshmallow peeps.

    Mostly, I remember feelings.

    I felt warm.

    I felt loved.

    Still do.

    Let me explain.

    Snow, for me, is a metaphor for God's love.

    As the leaves and life of spring, summer, and autumn wither, fade, fall, and die, snow comes to cover the emptiness and bareness of it all.

    Snow covers holes, junk, trash, dead plants, scarred landscapes, and other unsightly and depressing things.

    Mysteriously yet consistently, a layer of snow brings attitudinal as well as actual warmth.

    It makes me think of God's love for you, me, and everybody.

    God's love covers our emptiness, bareness, holes, junk, trash, scarred landscapes, deaths, and other unsightly and depressing things.

    I like snow.

    It reminds me of His covering by grace through faith in Jesus.


Blessings and Love!



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