Isaiah 1:18

While driving through the mountains after the last snowfall, I was admiring how beautiful the fields of snow were. For some reason, I was moved by how clean and pure they looked. But just a few short feet away, it was hard not to notice the snow that was covered in dirt and rocks thrown up on to it by the plows. Looking at that dirty snow reminded me of how our lives can be. We want our lives to be like the fields of unmarked snow; pure, beautiful, and peaceful. A lot of the time, I think life is closer to that snow that’s been covered by our poor choices, sins, and the dirt of our lives. We need to remember that just as that clean and dirty snow existed within feet of each other, Jesus is always right beside us, ready to turn the ugliness of our lives back into something beautiful. As we prepare to celebrate the gift of Jesus’ resurrection, let’s remember the words to the song, Jesus Paid It All, “Cause Jesus paid it all – All to Him I owe – Sin had left a crimson stain – He washed it white as snow.” This Easter, may you find hope, joy, and peace in those words. God loves ya! 😉 – Karen Chappell

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