Never mind the snow…our wonderful dog, Stella, had been confined indoors too long.
As a type of sacrificial love, I grabbed her leash and together we headed out, making our own trail in the fresh snow. While Stella was exuberantly sniffing through the snow, my mind was still wrapped around Psalm 66…”Come and hear”…and I will declare what He has done for my soul…”(Verse 16)
Everyone who comes into the kingdom of God has a testimony of how they encountered God’s love. My mind was fixed on the magnitude of God’s love, poured out through His Son Jesus, for all the sins (past, present, and future) of the entire human race. What an overwhelming thought. It was like a sea of blood – the sins of the world- in an instant had been washed away by the radiance of God’s love and mercy. At that moment the scripture came to me (Isaiah 1:18)
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…”
Suddenly, I realized this was no ordinary trail Stella and I were on; the brilliant white snow, was a glistening trail of God’s Glory! This was the same glory as when Jesus was transfigured on the mountain. It was then I saw the sign – Route 66.
The understanding is the Lord not only wants us to see what He has done in the past, He also wants us to be witnesses of how He is moving in our midst today. The more we walk in obedience with the Lord, the more we will experience the glory of His presence – and Route 66 then becomes the highway of holiness in Isaiah 35.
I have a new perspective and appreciation for snow now. It is a visible reminder of the extravagant love and mercy of God. Stella seems to enjoy the snow more now too 🙂