An interesting thing that I really had never thought of until I started studying photography is that it is hard to take pictures of snow and get the colors right. This is because the camera seeks to balance the exposure at 18% gray across the color spectrum and thereby balance the bright and dark light. For you see the camera doesn't really see, it only captures light. In a sense we are a little like a camera, we don't see ourselves as pure and white as God sees us through Jesus great sacrifice. God uses snow in his word to remind us of his forgiveness. Isaiah 1:18 is the verse that is the first one that comes to mind and is the source of a old time hymn. Here are the words of the Lord in Isaiah:
"Come now and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool."
So I will use snow as a reminder that God has forgiven my sins and sees me as whiter than snow.
Here are some pictures that I took during our snow days.