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Archive for February 14th, 2014

In our neck of the woods, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, we just had over a foot of snow, and in many necks of the woods!  Even though we live near mountains, snow of that quantity is rare in the Old Dominion. The following quote is from the website The Federalist.  It’s from an article entitled, The Six Best Bible Verses on Snow by Mollie Hemingway (Baptized member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and frequent contributor to the WSJ and other magazines and websites).  

Psalm 51:6-7:

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

For context, David had spied Bathsheba bathing on the rooftop. Even though she was the wife of one of his senior advisors, he seduced her and impregnated her. And then he killed her husband Uriah to cover it all up. God sent the Prophet Nathan to David to confront him with his sin and this is part of the beautiful psalm he wrote after confessing his sin. If you’ve stopped pretending you’re not a sinner, it’s a great passage to read.

P.S.  It’s also great to pray when you have no pretense that you are not a sinner, as we will pray the Psalm in it’s entirety on Ash Wednesday, March 5th.–Pr. Schroeder

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