December 5: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

I went outside to bring the trash to the curb and noticed that everything is brown.  We have leafless trees and a muddy yard scattered with some unraked tan leaves.  It’s quite ugly.  I’m waiting for a nice coat of snow to cover it all.  There is something about that new blanket of freshness that covers over the past and gives me a sense that all is right with the world again.

Today we listen to a winter classic.  It’s not your traditional “Christ”mas carol since it has no specific connection to the birth of our Savior, but it does make me think theologically.  Read Isaiah 1:16-18 to see why “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” makes me smile deep down within.

Just as the snow covers over the death of fallen leaves Jesus covers over the death of our sins.  His coming means that my sins are paid for.  There is a fresh, clean, and new beginning in Him!  Like the kid dreaming of waking up to a snowday I look forward to waking up to a new day in Jesus, except the forgiveness of sins is no dream.

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