Wednesday, January 17, 2018

White As Snow

"Come now, let's settle this," says the LORD.
"Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.
Isaiah 1:18

We awoke to nearly seven inches of snow this morning! Everything is wearing a glistening white blanket. A snowy mantle covers the limbs of the trees, and their branches are adorned with cotton-like snowballs, transforming the drab and dreary winter landscape into a bright, glittering world.

School, church, and social events were cancelled. Facebook friends are sharing pictures from their back yards and comments are flying back and forth. Everyone seems to be talking about the snow.

In Isaiah 1:18, God talks about snow. He promises to take our depraved souls and make them as pure as new-fallen snow. How? God will forgive us for the wrongs we have done because Jesus took the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. His sacrifice not only paid the price for our forgiveness, it cleanses our sin-stained souls to snow white.

The beautiful, pure-white snow has covered our area so that I can no longer see the dead flowers, brown grass, and leafless branches. Likewise, when trust in Jesus as the One who saved us from our sin, His forgiveness covers us. God no longer sees our failures and flaws. Instead He sees a beautiful heart, purified and ready to serve.

“If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9

Be encouraged!

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