White As Snow

Hey guys. I’m back. But sadly, I can make no promises in how frequently I’ll be able to post. A have a lot of my plate at the moment but, I promise I haven’t forgotten about this blog.

As we are still taking a break from the series, Knowing You Are Special. Today, in the midst of all the cold weather and snow, I thought this post would be appropriate.

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Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” 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.

Have you ever struggled in your Christian life with the question, “God will never forgive me of this”. Or maybe you’ve thought something along the lines of, “How could God possibly forgive my horrible past?”. Or maybe even, “How can God forgive me of everything? I’ve done so many horrible things in my life.” If you’ve asked yourself something along these lines, you are not alone. Every Christian sometime in their walk with God needs to be reminded and maybe even told, Jesus took it all.

You see, when Jesus died on the cross he took EVERYONE’S sins upon him. He died so we could have freedom and forgiveness of our sins. Once we get saved and we accept Jesus into our hearts, we are given forgiveness. At no cost to us, Jesus freely gave us forgiveness. He sacrificed himself for us, and because of this we have freedom.

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

The east and west are totally different directions. That is (metaphorically speaking) how far Jesus has removed our sins from us. If only we ask him.

You could be the most horrible person on this Earth. You could have killed hundreds of people, drank thousands of quarts of beer, smoked hundreds of cigarette packs, or maybe even stolen millions of dollars worth of money; Jesus still offers forgiveness. No matter what you’ve done in this life, if you ask Jesus’ forgiveness, he will freely give it to you in abundance. Because Jesus loves you so much, he died for you, was buried, and rose to life again for you. So you wouldn’t have to go to Hell when you die, but instead be with him in Heaven. He died on the cross so you could have freedom but most importantly, FORGIVENESS.

Though your sins could be as red as scarlet. They shall become like wool. This bible verse is stating that, no matter how deep, dark, or bad your sin is, Jesus can forgive you. Think of a white cloth that has been stained with dirt. You try everything but you can’t clean those stains. You end up only making it worse. But, you happen to find Oxyclean in your cabinet. And you use that stuff to clean your cloth. Your once dirty, stained cloth is now white again. Think of Jesus as the Oxyclean. You can try everything, but without Jesus you can never have your sins forgiven. All you have to do is ask him and he’ll forgive you. That’s how amazing God is.

So if you ever feel you’ve committed a sin that can never be forgiven, just ask Jesus to forgive you. Because if you are truly sorry for your sin, he will indeed forgive you. He shall make you WHITE AS SNOW. Your once dark, black, and sinful life is now turned into something white as snow.

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Once you ask forgiveness of your sins, those old sins are now gone forever. Instead of spelling out ARE, those ARE your sins, white as snow spells out WAS. Those WAS your sins, those WERE your sins. Your sins are now in the past as far as the east is from the west. And Jesus has now made you WHITE AS SNOW.

 

 

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True meaning of Christmas

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Amen! This is what Christmas is really about. Please watch this video all the way through. Merry Christmas! 🎄❄

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Wow! Look at the icebergs God made.

Aren’t these pics beautiful? God made the icebergs so beautiful, he also made the plants, trees, birds, fish, land animals, (pretty much everything beautiful), and you too!

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Not exactly rare but more uncommon than not, striped icebergs have only recently caught the public eye. A recent Antarctic research expedition encountered a number of distinctly patterned icebergs in the frigid Southern Ocean, photographed for posterity by Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen. The flowing lines on the 150ft long by 30ft high floe above were recorded by Tangen about 1,700 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa, and 660 miles north of the Antarctic continent. Commented Tangen, “It reminds me of striped candy I bought as a child.”

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Humbugs are a type of hard, minty candy of English origin that typically are clear or white with chocolate-brown stripes – like the eye-catching icebergs above. The dark, earthy color of the stripes are formed either by blown dust or volcanic ash falling onto the berg’s origin glacier that is then covered by new snow, or by sediment and debris clinging to the glacier or iceberg’s underside that becomes covered by new snow or ice. As the iceberg melts, it often rotates to expose contrasting layers of ice and dirt at unusual angles.

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Slightly more plentiful though just as incredible are blue-striped icebergs. While new ice usually looks white due to the effects of multitudinous microscopic air bubbles, blue ice stripes are caused by freshwater that fills cracks in ice; then freezes very quickly. Actually quite transparent, the ice looks blue because light from the blue end of the spectrum is reflected while red light is absorbed.

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So-called “jade icebergs” are also formed from very old or otherwise bubble-free ice that takes on a beautiful emerald or jade green cast. Unlike blue ice formed from relatively pure frozen meltwater, green ice results when seawater freezes inside cracks beneath ice shelves. On rare occasions when a calved iceberg flips over, the verdant bands are revealed causing these bergs resemble giant spearmint candies. I think the last two pics of the “jade icebergs” look like blue jello with whipped cream on top! 🙂

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Glacial ice that undergoes many freeze/thaw cycles compounded by crushing pressure from overlying ice tends to become more transparent and, at the same time, riddled with cracks and fractures. The “frozen tidal wave” above will eventually reach the ocean and beget striped jade icebergs to treat the eyes of future Antarctic voyagers and visitors. I wonder how fast that froze?

Psalm 19:1-6 How clearly the sky reveals God’s glory!How plainly it shows what he has done!Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.No speech or words are used, no sound is heard;yet their message[b] goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth.God made a home in the sky for the sun;    it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,like an athlete eager to run a race.It starts at one end of the sky and goes across to the other. Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalm 8:3-4 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Special thanks to http://webecoist.momtastic.com/

Pray for people in the New England area!

In my ‘Pray for snow’ post I told you about how the New England area is getting pounded with snow. You may think that’s cool getting snow and all, but lives have been lost and homes have been damaged. And more snow is coming! I just want you to pray for all the people who have lost loved ones or have had severe damage to their cars and their homes. Thanks!