One of the benefits of the prolonged freeze is that we've had the continuation of a dazzling white snow landscape. Normally, as the temperature rises it melts and turns to sludge. The purity and beauty of the white reminds me of the amazing effects of God's grace at work in a heart.
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow Isaiah 1 v 18
And the good thing about that is it is a permanent thing. The snow will melt when the temperature (finally!) rises but when God gives someone a new heart and a fresh start it is forever!