At last some snow! Just enough to enjoy, but not too much as to cause to much problem. Here is Piran checking out the garden at 6.30am yesterday morning. But when I travelled into Central London an hour later, there was hardly a snowflake left, having all melted in the warmer air.
Later, when I got home and took Piran for a walk, we discovered snow that had been cleared from pathways which meant we could play snowballs for a short while. I throw and he tries to catch, but of course they fall apart as soon as he does. Several times I tried to head off home, but he wanted to play some more.
Snow is beautiful when it first falls and has not been disturbed. Pure, clean and white – and then it gets trampled on and very quickly because stained with mud, its beauty spoiled. Our lives should also be pure and clean, but when we turn away from God’s way it is like the pure white snow becoming muddy and spoiled.
In a couple of weeks time we will begin the season of Lent…. a time when we take a long hard look at our lives and try to stop the bad habits and learn new and better ones. We want lives that are pure as snow.
Sincerity and truth are what you require;
fill my mind with your wisdom.
Remove my sin, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness;
and though you have crushed me and broken me,
I will be happy once again.
Close your eyes to my sins
and wipe out all my evil. (Psalm 51:6-9 GNT)