Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1. Come unto Jesus, ye heavy laden,
Careworn and fainting, by sin oppressed.
He’ll safely guide you unto that haven
Where all who trust him may rest.
2. Come unto Jesus; He’ll ever heed you,
Though in the darkness you’ve gone astray.
His love will find you and gently lead you
From darkest night into day.
3. Come unto Jesus; He’ll surely hear you,
If you in meekness plead for his love.
Oh, know you not that angels are near you
From brightest mansions above?
4. Come unto Jesus from ev’ry nation,
From ev’ry land and isle of the sea.
Unto the high and lowly in station,
Ever he calls, “Come to me.”
*Suitable for All Ages*
Read aloud: In the winter season, many parts of the world experience snow.
Ask: What do you know about snow?
Read aloud: Snow occurs when it is very cold in the clouds. If the temperature is below freezing, the water in the air never has time to melt. Ice crystals form and collect into snowflakes, which then fall to the ground as snow. Though we may not always realize it, everything in the world can help us remember Jesus Christ and his gospel, including snow.
Ask: What are some things snow can symbolize in the gospel?
Read aloud: In the scriptures, we learn that even if our sins are as red as scarlet, they can be made as white as snow through Jesus Christ and his Atonement. The Atonement encompasses all the things Christ did for us to help us become more like him and return to live with God. It includes the perfect life he led, his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, his death on the cross, and his resurrection. Because of the Atonement, we know we will all be resurrected and overcome death. In order to overcome sin, Christ has given us steps to repent and change.
Ask: What are some of the steps we can take to repent?
Read aloud: When we repent, we promise to try and abandon our sin and commit to following the commandments. We always strive to do better! We recognize our total reliance on Christ and his grace to help make us clean and whole. The great promise we have is that our sins will be forgotten, as if they never happened.
Ask: How do you feel, knowing you can be made as white as snow?
Finish the lesson by sharing any personal experiences you’ve had as you’ve strived to repent and change. Bear your testimony and leave everyone with an invitation to think of something to work on in the upcoming week.
-1 cup milk
-1/3 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 pinch salt
-8 cups clean snow or shaved ice
In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined. Go scoop up some fresh (clean!) snow, and immediately stir it into the milk mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings if desired.
The ice cream should be fluffy and not runny, but it melts quickly, so dive in right away!
(Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven)
-Kool-aid packets (20 cents a piece at Walmart)
-Spray bottles, squirt bottles, or old paint botttles
Simply add a packet of Kool-aid to an empty battle, fill with water, shake, and you are read to go.
(Courtesy of Growing a Jeweled Rose)
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.