Thursday, November 09, 2006

Clean as new fallen snow...

We Valdezians are beginning to wonder where our winter is. More specifically (because, after all, it is about 22 degrees out as I type this), where all of our SNOW is. Last week we were fooled by the 1/2 inch of snow that fell over us after slowly creeping its way down the mountain sides. We took Sophia out to taste her first snow, and to ride in her sled for the first time. We thought to ourselves: This is it! Here it comes! But then what does it do, but go away, and leave us with frozen dirt.

One of the talents I've always loved about snow, is its ability to make everything look clean. Alaska is known for its junk cars in driveways, but it snows, and they're suddenly gone - poof! Not-very-well-manicured-lawns (ours for instance, although we do have big plans for it) are suddenly gorgeous with their new blankets of snow. It reminds me of a verse I read this morning:

'Come now, let us reason together,' 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.'
Isaiah 1:18
When God cleanses our hearts, our sin in gone, and are hearts are left as clean as new fallen snow. What a beautiful thing.


Blogger auntibeck said...

Beautifully expressed...He makes everything clean and brand new. And look at your little snow baby, her eyelashes, her dimples her wonder at the snow. The light of your life.

November 09, 2006 7:21 AM  
Blogger realityjunkie said...

Look at that little angel. I had just read the same verse last night. I wonder if you're like me and want the beutiful snow to come, but curse it after it's been around awhile.

November 09, 2006 7:37 AM  
Blogger Belle Etoile said...

Sadly, yes. Especially when it gets all slushy and brown toward the end of winter...

November 09, 2006 7:44 AM  
Blogger The Mad Fishicist said...

Today I asked her if she wanted to go outside to play in the snow and she said "NOOOOOO!" which I have come to understand means "SNOW!"

November 09, 2006 11:59 AM  
Blogger Belle Etoile said...

Wouldn't you know that 45 minutes after I posted this entry - it snowed! (We'll see how long it lasts before we get too excited...)

November 09, 2006 12:03 PM  
Blogger auntibeck said...

Gluttons for punishment!!!! Oh ho ho! I love the snow!

November 10, 2006 8:53 AM  
Blogger coolskool said...

How funny...Snow? Today we went to the beach in our bathing suits!!!!

November 10, 2006 5:05 PM  
Blogger The Encourager said...

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November 11, 2006 3:05 PM  
Blogger The Encourager said...

Hey Mom and Dad this is really cool stuff. I think I'll call it " Cool Stuff."

MLML - I loved your spiritual insights.

The Encourager is encouraged.

November 11, 2006 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like they're having lots of fun in the snow. Is papa going to help Sophia make a snow man?
Love, Abuela Donna

November 13, 2006 7:57 AM  

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