Here we are, a few weeks into spring, two days after Palm Sunday, and in Pittsburgh, snow is falling. Big, white, fluffy flakes blowing in the wind, landing on the budding trees, sprouting plants, and a few early flowering bushes.
Snow… during Holy Week. Ridiculous, right? That was my initial thought until I realized that, actually, it might just be the perfect time for snow.
Psalm 51:7 says, “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” And in Isaiah 1:18, the Lord promises, “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow…”
Isn’t that what Holy Week is all about? Christ died for our sins, so we could be clean. Through Him, we can be as white as the snow. Praise God!