White as Snow

12-26-12

In Isaiah 1:18 God declares: “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.” As I watch the snow come down and cover the ground today I can’t help but think about this verse. The snow is so beautiful as it covers this dark, dirty earth that we see this time of year. This serves as a good illustration of how that Christ takes dirty sinners and cleans them up. What a huge amount of ugly sin I had when I came to the Savior! I came to Him all dirty and filthy from the sins that I had committed. My heart was deceitful and extremely wicked in the sight of God. I had no way to cleanse myself from my own sin. I needed someone to cleanse me. This is where the illustration of the snow covering the ground is only a picture of the finished product and not necessarily a picture of the process. Snow covers the ground gradually but all that dirt still lies beneath the surface. Our verse declares that our sins shall be as white as snow. It does not say that they will be covered like snow covers the ground. When Christ forgave me of my sins He did not provide a covering for my sin. He died to remove my sins from me. As far as the east is from the west is how far He took my sins away. The blood of Christ did not cover me, it cleansed me. The sin is gone! No more to be brought back up again! I stand as righteous in the sight of God because His only Son died for me. All those who trust in Christ’s redemptive work on the cross as the payment for their sins are as white as snow in the sight of God. So, hear the voice of the Lord today. Think of it my friend, no matter how dirty and vile you are, the blood of Christ can cleanse you from all that unholy defilement of sin. His blood is greater than any sin you have committed. His blood removes the deepest stain of sin! Praise the Lord! I’m white as snow!