Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Well, we're under the white part. Appears that we'll come out from under the snow shortly, maybe without receiving much more. When I let the dogs out this morning, the snow was packed up against the doggie door -- and that's on the south side of the house! Well, sort of southwest, but the bulk of the house should have protected their run slightly.
I wondered how many times snow was mentioned in the Bible and found twenty-four verses. Most references were descriptive:
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: [Matthew 28:3 KJV]
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. [Daniel 7:9 KJV]
Which is so similar to:
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; [Revelation 1:13-14 KJV]
More often being white as snow refers to leprosy, as in the first reference, where God is preparing Moses to confront pharoah. God tells him why, then creates miracles upon command:
That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. [Exodus 4:5-7 KJV]
I was also reminded:
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; [Job 37:6 KJV]
Each reference speaks of His abilities that are so far above ours, yet He cares for us. Simply awesome.
So, we continue to await spring. I know many of you are affected by the storm and I pray for your safety.