Riding through Woodbury today, we came across many areas that have evergreens laden with snow.
The song “Whiter than Snow” came to mind.
Lord Jesus, I want to be whiter than snow
I want you forever to be in my soul
Break down every idol, cast out every foe
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow
Whiter than snow, yes whiter than snow
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
James L Nicholson, 1872
This hymn reminds me of our humanness.
We never think of ourselves as sinful — people who do wrong. We like to think that we are doing the best that we can.
But our best is not good enough.
We are selfish inside and tend not to think of others before ourselves.
It’s wonderful to know that Jesus takes us just as we are and puts His character in us to shape it so that people can see Him instead of us. We can claim no goodness of ourselves.
Thank you for the work You do in making me whiter than snow.