Please join us over the next several weeks as we journey through this Advent season. We will be hearing from many of our City Church staff as well as members of the congregation as we all ponder the mysteries of this season. Today’s contribution comes from our Lead Pastor, Dave Lescalleet
On this Day: Snow!
On this day, December 8, 2017, those of us living in South Texas, were given an early Christmas present. It snowed! In light of the winter wonderland that we experienced today (it lasted nearly 15 hours!), I thought it only appropriate to offer eight scriptures that reference snow in the Bible. I offer this for today’s On-Line Advent Calendar.
God says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
God spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
Like the cold of snow in time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.