I often write in my head. When I am cleaning or cooking, or shoveling the driveway, my mind just "writes." Most of those contemplations never make it onto paper or computer. But this is one of those contemplations that I created mentally almost a year ago, and I think it's time to put it out there.
Now, if you love snow, maybe this post isn't for you. But if you're mostly a hater like me, then you will relate. Last year around this time our pastor was preaching a series on sin. Not a popular topic, but a necessary one. Also around this time last year we received ridiculous amounts of snowfall. Also not always a popular topic, but in Pittsburgh in winter it is an unavoidable one. And one day as I was taking my turn shoveling our half concrete, half rock driveway, it came to me that snow, in many ways, is like sin. (I warned you, snow-lovers!) Let me explain. First, snow is like sin because just a little bit can do a great deal of damage. A light coating on the road might not seem so dangerous at first glance, but go to fast or brake too hard, and you'll quickly find out the truth. A little bit of snow can quickly turn into a little bit of ice. And if you've ever totaled a car (as I have!) you know that a little bit of ice is all you need. In the same way, just a little bit of sin can quickly and easily snowball (pardon the pun!) into a giant disaster.