This morning with the weather upon us, it is beautiful to look outside and see the serene nature that God created for us. The beautiful trees all covered in a thick blanket of snow. The bushes and ground frozen, with several inches of snow already accumulating in the yard, just ready for a snowman in the making.
And when I see the ground, where it is untouched, a beautiful white velvety blanket of thick white snow, it reminds me of the chorus we sing in church where Jesus’ blood covers our sin “as white as snow.” I started thinking – is that really a “true” statement. Is it really in the Bible, or just words in a hymn to sound good?
Here is the answer:
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. (Isaiah 1:18 KJV)
And like I always preach, the Bible is important, BUT…if it’s in the Bible more than once it must be REALLY important:
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:7)
Many of you have probably seen my backyard view from posts on Facebook. The trees truly are beautiful – anytime of the year. However, the yard is still not grown-in from the newly planted Fescue in the back, and mud can be seen everywhere, with large ruts where the rain water has washed gullies into the earth. (Notice – I haven’t posted those ugly pictures – I don’t want people to see that part of my yard).
However, today – the yard is beautiful, white, thick, soft luxury.
Just like our body which is filled and covered with sin at times, with ruts and mud all over – Jesus has the ability to cover it with His righteousness, and we will be washed clean.
Say a prayer today while standing in the snow and Thank God that Jesus has covered our sins as white as snow!