More than 23 years ago, I heard Candi Alford (daughter of Dr. Delton and Myrna Alford) sing this beautiful ballad:
I once read in a poem~ when snow covers
That it hides the world's scars and
gives nature new birth.
And they say when a man turns from
sin to the Lord,
That forgiveness like snow covers him
And it's told that the angels lift their hearts
When one traveler turns homeward from
his way to the Lord's.
If somewhere someone's turning, he's giving
Then God's grace like the snow is beginning to fall.
And somewhere it's snowing,
see the soft drifting down,
As the snowflakes surrender
to the hardening ground.
Like the good grace of Jesus, that now
covers our sin.
In the kingdom of Heaven,
It's snowing again.
And I've never forgotten those marvelous words, and the great truths they proclaim.
Right outside my front door here in Chicago, I measured almost ten inches of snow this morning, as I was preparing to leave for work. And these words came flooding through my soul:
"Like the good grace of Jesus, that now covers our sin...."
I'm so gratefully, unspeakably grateful that "good grace of Jesus."
When my heart is hardened and cold with the sins and failures of life--that grace comes and warms, cleanses and restores my life.
And I'm so glad that "somewhere it's snowing." Let it snow, let it snow!