December 12 Home Communicator – “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”  The hallways of HCS are filled with a little more excitement this time of year when the first snowfall comes.  The hustle and bustle of getting the extra layers of clothes on, the plans of making the biggest snow fort ever, talks of sledding, and of course only when the kids get home snowball fights.  For adults the first snowfall might signify some different changes.  We now have to remember how to drive on the roads, make sure our driveway is shoveled, and possibly skiing or sledding for those that are still a child at heart. 🙂

For me each year it also is a great reminder of God’s grace for us.  You might be thinking okay, Mr. Knot has lost it, but hang with me on this thought!  The first snowfall to me is always so pure.  The pure white snow as it falls to the ground signifies God’s cleansing grace for us. Just as you notice along the roads the snow begins to turn brown with the grime of dirt and exhaust, worldly things, our sins, our self-reliance can muddy up the message of grace. However, with each new snowfall we can be reminded that God’s grace never leaves us.  The new fresh blanket of pure white snow shows us again how our sins are covered in Christ, leaving us clothed in righteousness.

As this busy season is upon us and we are driving or going about our days, I encourage you to take a moment to take in the wonder of this snow, and ultimately the gift that God has given us this Christmas.  “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe; sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” Jesus Paid It All, CCLI 1597619

Serving Christ Together,

Justin Knot, Director of Curriculum