Emmanuel is Whiter than Snow
As I opened my front door Saturday Evening to watch the falling snow I began to reflect on the porch light shining into the outer darkness that surrounds our home.
The darkness was pierced; by the porch light that emanates a soft welcoming light to those who would approach our home. The darkness as always bows the knee and recedes before the light. For the power of light is far greater than that of darkness. The light welcomes all that come to our home,
Come, O Come out of the darkness into my light where you will find love, companionship, comfort and rest.
The light beckons to all who are invited to find our home and enjoy our company; just as the light of Christ beckons your soul to spend eternity with HIM. Matthew refers to those who will reside outside the New Jerusalem (the city of God) away from God, as living away from His Light for eternity in outer darkness forever.
The wind has been kicking up. The predicted snowfall is here. The tiny wind funnels of snowflakes begin dancing before my eyes. Swirling patterns of dazzling white snow with sparkling diamonds dance for joy in the light coming to rest on the ground forming a white blanket covering the earth.
The earth once covered in darkness beyond the light from my porch is now turning white. The white blanket of snow begins to reflect light causing the shadows to recede even further.
The light emanating from our porch represents to us the light of Christ, the Messiah who came long ago. The One that God refers to in His Bible as “The Light of the World” who will cause darkness to recede, while leading all people who have been Invited, to HIS DOOR. No one; has been left out of His invitation, to come in to Him…not even you.
The light illumines the white of the snow that whirls around the door. The snow represents His purity and righteousness; His righteousness that we all must acquire before we can enter through His door that opens into Heaven.
God has made it clear, that only those that are Holy and perfect according to His standards can enter Heaven. He also has made it clear that not one of us is good enough to get in on our own merit.
Isaiah 64:6 in the Old Testament say’s, “All our righteous deeds are like filthy garments. This is echoed by the Apostle Paul in Romans 3:9 when he said, “Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin…there is no one righteous, not even one.”
I am looking forward to the Second Coming of Jesus and the New Jerusalem. What about you? In eternity past before the foundations of the world God set into time the Birth Date of Emmanuel (God with us), His Son Jesus, the Messiah / the Christ of all humanity.
It was at the Fullness of Time that HE CAME ALREADY.
Jesus the “Light of the World”, the ONE we call out to…
“SAVIOR COME NEAR”.
The ONE we individually acknowledge as:
My Rock, My Fortress, My Deliverer who RESCUED ME.
My Rock, My Refuge, My Shield, My Defender.
HE IS ALL I NEED.
In HIM I found me!