All I could think of was the verse from Isaiah 1:18.... though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. After this big snow (which, by the way was the fifth highest snow total for a single day - 19.6") everywhere you looked, was just white. It was truly beautiful. Fields of white not marked by anything. And the surface was blown smooth and shiny by the wind. I loved thinking about the amazing truth that we are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus....and so we are white as snow! Yes, that was a good place to focus during this storm. I also spent some time thinking about how thankful I am that during the "storm" that has been hitting my family, we are covered by that same wonderful blanket of Jesus. Yes, this blizzard was a great picture of the powerful presence of Jesus during any storm.
Zeke decided it was a great day to play with trains. He has a huge amount of Geotraks (which is a marvelous train system from Fisher Price). We built a big "up and down" track, but it wasn't long before Zeke's very long train was chugging around the house - off the tracks! Anna was having great fun crawling after the train (while occasionally taking a swipe at a car or two - much to Zeke's dismay). You can see his face as Anna gets a bit close to the train! Thankfully, I was able to distract Anna with her own vehicle.
Jesus, thank you for making us white in the covering of your shed blood on the cross. What a great gift for us. Holy Spirit, thank you for showing us in the Bible the direction that you have for us. When things seem so dark you remind us that we have all the light that we need. Thank you for a plan, a path and a destiny laid out for each of us. Jesus, thank you for all of the times that you gently guided me back to the right track. Help us all stay right where you want us. Amen