This morning most people in N Ireland woke up to a layer of snow on the ground. I’m sure the kids were delighted to go outside to sleigh and throw snow balls. However those of an older generation may not see the fun value in snow that children do. It’s funny how something that looks so pure, clean and bright can cause two very different reactions. The child looks at the snow fall with laughter and delight knowing that they are going to have so much fun playing in it. The adult looks at the snow fall with dread and frustration knowing that this makes life more complicated and changes the plans that they had for the day.
Snow divides people’s opinions like the opinions of Jesus divides people.
Christians look at Jesus and see the Lord of Salvation and want to be with Him. Non-believers look at Jesus and see a man who did nice things but not worth going out of your way to follow.
Lets be clear, following Jesus has nothing to do with what church you go to, how many good deeds you do or how much money you give away. All these things are very good in their own right but they don’t make you a Christian. You are not born a Christian or go though any man performed ceremony to become a Christian. You cannot buy your way to become a Christian or hide away from the evil of the world to become a Christian.
So what is it all about then? You have just dismissed religion. Yes I have and good riddance to it. Atheist are mainly right about religion but wrong about Jesus. Jesus said *I am the way, the truth and the light, no man comes unto the Father except though me* (John 14:6).
You cannot change your ways or your destination by yourself, you need an outside power to do that or put it another way, you don’t need a sat-nav if you don’t think you are lost.
You and me are lost in sin and only Jesus can take it away, if we put our trust in Him. This is the promise of Jesus, *though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool* (Isaiah 1:18).
Don’t be religious be white as snow.