Snow and the Soul
1. Jesus used earthly things to teach spiritual lessons.
a. Cities, lamps, lilies, and birds (Matt. 5 &6).
b. A mustard seed, flour and leaven, hidden treasure, net, pearls (Matt. 13).
2. Think about snow and the soul.
I. Both come from God.
A. God sends the rain and snow (Matt. 5:45).
B. Snow comes down from heaven (Isaiah 55:10).
C. God gave the soul. It too comes from God (Ecc. 12:7).
D. He forms the spirit (soul) in man. (Zech. 12:1).
II. Both are valuable.
A. There is treasure in snow (Job 38:22).
B. The soul is worth more than whole world (Matt. 16:26).
III. Both are white and beautiful at first.
A. Snow is white and beautiful when it first accumulates.
B. The soul is white and innocent at first. (Ezek. 28:15; Matt. 18:3; 19:14: Rom. 7:9)
IV. After a while both get marred and ugly.
A. Snow is beautiful at first, but when it starts melting it looks bad and gets messy.
B. The same is true of the soul (Isaiah. 53:6, 59:1-2; Rom. 5:12: Rom. 3:23)
V. Neither one last long on earth.
A. Snow vanishes. In Alabama it vanishes fast (Job 6:16).
B. The soul only has a little time on earth. (Jam. 4:14; Ps. 90:10; Job 14:1)
VI. The white snow illustrates forgiveness for the soul.
A. Snow is white and clean. (Isaiah 1:18)
B. The sins of the soul are made clean and white in the blood of the Lamb. (Psalm 51:7; Rev. 7:14).
Thank God for Jesus! (2 Cor. 9:15).