The warnings came, and everyone battened down the hatches.

When the first snow of winter landed in Wichita, Kansas last night, it was light and white, yet it caused problems during the normal morning commute. Streets, highways, bridges, and elevated roadways were slick and packed with snow. Some area schools were closed. The Mid-Continent Airport canceled flights.

Stan Finger of the The Wichita Eagle reported that “More than 120 accidents were reported in the city of Wichita between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m…Six injuries were reported from those accidents, but none were serious.”

Although snow is beautiful to look at, fun to play in, it can cause problems and stress for those who have to be out in it.

Scripturally, snow is a good thing, regardless of problems it may cause. Sent to Earth by God, it moisturizes the land, helping plants and crops to grow. These produce seeds, from which grow wheat, corn, or other crops. With Wellington, Kansas being ‘The Wheat Capital of the World’, snow is seen as one necessary element in the growth of wheat, which gives “bread to the eater”. (Isaiah 55:10)

God promises that if we walk in obedience with Him, He will water the earth. Plants and crops will grow, providing us food to eat. If we sin and refuse to repent, God will withhold moisture from the land, and our crops will die. (Isaiah 1:19; 44:3)

When we repent of our sins, God will forgive us. Repenting means to turn away from our sins, to never do them again.

Instead of trusting God, many believe it is by themselves they will survive. They believe they can make it without God. But can these people make it rain on the land when they need moisture? Can they make it snow? Or provide sunshine? No. Only God can do these things.

When we repent of our wickedness and trust God to provide for us, He will cast our sins as far as the east is from the west. (Ps. 103:12)

He will forgive, cleanse, and purify our souls, making us whiter than snow.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 KJV)

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