Whiter than Snow

Psalm 51:7-12 – Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

2013-12-06 - Whiter than Snow (IMG_0424)Freshly fallen snow along a fence line near the Carl A. Rahe Access. Little Miami State Park, Foster, Ohio.

While this photo is not from the winter storm that has blanketed us with snow here in southwestern Ohio today, I felt a winter theme was definitely in order for today’s post.  I hope to get out and add a few nice winter photos to my “portfolio” tomorrow.

The amazing thing about photography is that we can capture a moment in time and preserve it, allowing it to be appreciated for years to come.  What I find even more amazing, though, is that our God, the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Creator of the universe, does not see our sins like the photographs in an old family album.  Fortunately for us, through the blood shed by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God has blotted out all our iniquities and removed the stain of sin from our lives.  Through Christ’s blood we have been washed clean and can rejoice knowing that we have been made whiter than snow!

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© Todd D. Nystrom and Todd the Hiker, 2013.

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He Changes Times and Seasons

In anticipation of the forecasted snow here in southwest Ohio tonight and tomorrow…

Daniel 2:20-22 – Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; 22 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.”

2013-11-25 - He Changes Times and Seasons (IMG_0389)Freshly fallen snow on the banks of the Little Miami River near the Carl A. Rahe Access. Little Miami State Park, Foster, Ohio.

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© Todd D. Nystrom and Todd the Hiker, 2013.