Family Devotion: Snow Day

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Verse to Remember: “Even though your sins are bright red, they will be as white as snow.” – Isaiah 1:18 (NIrV)

Talk About This:

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow? Go sledding? Build a snowman? Make snow ice cream? Have a snowball fight?

When a snow day hits, there are always plenty of fun things to do, but the best snow days are the ones we don’t expect. We go to bed one night thinking we’re going to have an average, ordinary day, but instead we wake up to a winter wonderland.

No school! No homework! Just a day to play and have fun! On a snow day, what should happen doesn’t happen, but what happens instead is something awesome.

Did you know that God talks about a snow day in the Bible? It’s even better than sledding and snow ice cream. It’s a snow day that we can experience even in July.

God’s snow day is all about forgiveness.

Can you think of a time when you’ve done something bad? The Bible calls that sin, and sin causes all kinds of problems. It messes up our friendships, gets us into trouble and makes us feel yucky. Worst of all, sin pushes us away from God.

But God has something called grace. That means He loves us even though we’ve done wrong things. He still wants to be our friend. That’s why He sent Jesus. Jesus died on the cross to take our punishment for us so we could be friends with God.

The Bible says, “Even though your sins are bright red, they will be as white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18 NIrV). That means our hearts will be made clean and fresh and new because of Jesus.

Like every great snow day, it’s a wonderful surprise. What should have happened didn’t happen, but what happened instead was something awesome.

Putting It Into Action:

Is there anything you’ve done wrong lately you feel guilty about? If so, just talk to God about it. Tell Him you’re sorry. Ask Him to help you start over and thank Him for the forgiveness He promises through Jesus.

Prayer:

God, thank You for sending Jesus to take away my sin. Thank You that I can be forgiven and brand new. Thank You for the the best snow day ever! Amen!

 For Extra Fun:

Check out these instructions for how to make some cool paper snowflakes.

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