The carols are in the air as you turn on your radio. A reminder that Christmas is something to be joyful about. White Christmas is a favorite of mine. The forecast is calling for a White Christmas where I live. So exciting. I have always loved snow. As a girl I lived in Alaska and in Germany. That resulted in some serious snow. Have you been dreaming of a white Christmas? Well your dream can be a reality without any precipitation being seen. Let me tell you a story.
We had traveled to Austria, Berchestgarden, and Garmisch during our stay in Germany. Absolutely the most beautiful places I have ever been. In Berchestgarden, we were walking somewhere with a group of people. A friend of the family named Carlos decided to cross the snow-covered rail road tracks. We however took the little bridge. All of the sudden we heard something that caught our attention. Carlos had fallen straight down into the snow. The only thing above the snow was his head. Hilarious! We still laugh about his little shortcut he took .
Well we have been offered a short cut to righteousness. Over 2000 years ago Jesus Christ came as a little baby. Around age 33 he gave willingly His life to save us from our sins. He offers us a cleansing that would make us white as snow. And, forevermore we can have a white Christmas. Cleansed from the sin that we have done or will do. Oh what a Savior came that night to Bethlehem. There is only one short cut to heaven and cleansing. It is through the blood of Christ. You don’t have to dream about a white Christmas any more. You can have a White Christmas every day for the rest of your life. We don’t cleanse ourselves before we come. We see the shortcut and go take the plunge just like Carlos did that day. The only bridge we can use is the one of denial of the short cut. If you have not been cleansed take that short cut. Many will not go with you and even tell you that you look hilarious. I am in there and the snow is over my head. When you take the plunge in, Christ and I will both be waiting to rejoice with you.
If you have taken the short cut and still don’t feel as though your Christmas is white then know you are washed clean in the blood of the lamb and we don’t have to see the precipitation around us for a White Christmas.
Here is something to meditate on this week: Psalm 51:7, Isaiah 1:18, Jeremiah 18:14, Luke 2,
18 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)