This is the most snow I can remember having here in a long time. In the past, whenever the weatherman would make a big hype about coming snow, my response would be, “yeah, right,” because it never happened, so imagine my surprise when I walked out on our back porch on Sunday at 6:00 am to see all the snow! It has been fun watching the grandkids play in the snow. I threw one snowball at my grandson, Courage and I still can’t brush my teeth with that arm. There are certain things old guys shouldn’t do, and throwing snowballs is certainly on that list, maybe even at the top.

We went up to Fairbanks, Alaska last year to have Christmas with our daughter Shelly and her family, and there was lots of snow. Where I grew up in Trout Lake, Washington there was frequently a lot of snow. I remember when I was a Junior in High School walking around on the top of the snow in our driveway/parking area, jamming a six-foot pole into the snow trying to find my car before the snow removal guys showed up to clear up enough space for the milk truck to get into so they could pick up our milk, I didn’t want them to run into my car with that snowplow.

The snow will get mushy and dirty in a couple of days, but right now it is very beautiful, white, clean, hanging on the trees, and looking like a white Christmas, Christmas card. It reminds me of one of the few verses in the Bible that mentions snow.

Psalms 51:7-9 Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins

Because of my faith in Jesus Christ I am washed by God, I am spiritually clean, God forgives my sins, and I am going to live forever and ever with God. Awesome promise.

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