White Wedding

Dawn reveals a snow-covered scene (photo: Craig Sabin)
His blanket fell without a sound.
With purity, the earth was crowned.
He gazed on her with reverence,
In powdered lace and beauty gowned.
Then Winter took his frozen bride,
The two of them stood side by side,
And as they shared their solemn vows
All mortal flesh stared starry-eyed.

A fresh fallen blanket of snow in the still, dawn hour transforms the world, erasing all the dirt and decay, and is a powerful visual metaphor for the Lord’s divine transformation of all those who answer His call, covering our wretched sinfulness with a garment of holiness befitting the bride of Christ.

Even after these many long decades it yet leaves me wide-eyed with the wonder of a child at the Lord’s wisdom, grace and cleansing power.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

Isaiah, Chapter 1, verse 18

© Craig Sabin 2020 All rights reserved

7 thoughts on “White Wedding

  1. Wow! This is such a beautiful analogy of the snow with God’s love and grace. I always saw snow while living in Michigan but never thought of it like this. So thankful for His cleansing power! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Yes, my grandfather had me memorize Isaiah 1:18 as a child and the words took root. The Lord’s Word has so many deep beauties that it is always fresh and living and active. God bless!

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    1. Amen, thank you for your encouragement Sally! Yes, I become more and more amazed at the Lord’s mercy and grace the older I get and the more time I spend in His Word and understand His holiness and majesty. God bless!

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