While harvest might be over, work on the farm is never done. In fact, this past weekend when we went home for a few days of hunting and ended up engaging in some of that “out of season” farm work. As the last few days of hunting wrapped up, large snowflakes dominated the landscape.
So, my husband, brothers and a few of their friends worked on bagging that last dear of the weekend in the final hunting hours. And my Dad and I, well we took care of clearing the way. After a few hours of shoveling and blowing snow from around the bins so Dad can haul grain to town, around the shed & house and down the road, we were tired out. But we were pleased with our work…even though the snow was STILL falling.
Snow is unique in many ways. Each snowflake is different. It tends to usually follow a time period when plants turn brown or die for the year, covering up the dead blah around us. And (despite the cold) snow creates a fresh and clean landscape around us.
Letting Christ into our lives to wash away our sins is similar in the sense that Christ covers up our sin. Unlike snow that can melt however, once our sins are forgiven by Christ we are completely wiped clean. So that part of us is dead, washed away and will not reappear when the snow melts.
As I watched the chilly beauty out in the night while Dad cleared away the snow, he left a white surface on the ground. The surface was one that created a striking scene when lights bounced off of it. When we become a Christ follower, His light should show through us and bounce off of us in a similar way to those around us. There is no question that the snow is bright and white, clean and crisp. There should be no question that God is the light and joy in your life.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14-16