Clean As Snow — 2004 Ornament

2004 "Clean As Snow" Ornament


The 2004 snowflake ornament reflects an idea God brought home to me during our church’s study last fall based on Rick Warren’s popular book, “40 Days of Purpose”.   The study’s main idea is that God has a purpose for our lives that is discovered by entrusting our lives to Him, which is just the opposite of our inclination to depend on ourselves. 

Coming out of the 40 Days study and into the Christmas season, our Youth Pastor Mike Gorr taught one Sunday on the difference between Christianity and other religions.  While other religions focus on what we “DO” to get to God and heaven, Christianity proclaims all is “DONE” (by Christ).   

I drew from 2 Scriptures to convey this idea – on one side is

No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it.

I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow.
— Isaiah 1:18a, NLT

On the other, written onto a heart, is:  “– everything…finds its purpose in Him” (Colossians 1:16, Msg)