Monday, February 6, 2012

Coming into new life

This post is a week late, but better late, than NEVER

Last Sunday, in the blizzard of Michigan, my husband was baptized. Literally, we had so much snow (8inch+), I was concerned our families would NOT make it to church, to see Drew baptized. The snow was so symbolic for baptism. Being baptized is a way for an individual to publicly confess their faith and a confession of repentance. It's a burial of the old person, shaking off the things of this world and living in NEW life.  It's a cleansing of the heart, mind and spirit. Isaiah 1:18 says " 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".(NIV)

(What an awesome picture)

The fact that it was  snowing and blizzard weather, was a great reminder of God's goodness. The fresh fallen snow is a reminder that he can take our ugly sins and wash them as white as snow. What a beautiful picture of God's forgiveness.


Krystle said...


Whitney Storm said...

Picture taken by yours truly. Soo sad I couldnt be there. But if i was there, i wouldnt of been able to take this picture from the LIVE video! :)