It has been a brown winter for our state. Snow that typically blankets the ground is absent. We just got a beautiful covering of snow amounting to 3-5". The memory of a hymn song declaring that God washes my evil away until I am whiter than snow came to my mind.
Psalm 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow."
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
Clothes only get clean when they are put in the washer - whether it is a modern washing machine or a large bucket of water and a stone. Our sins are not removed until we put them in the Lord's washer by telling Him we are sorry and want His help to keep from doing wrong.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Enjoy the beauty of the new fallen snow and enjoy the beauty of a clean, pure life.