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
Living in Pennsylvania it’s hard not to think of snow these days, snow can cover the most barren land and make it beautiful, a nice coating of snow will glitter like diamonds in the sunshine.
This is the same Jesus has done for us with our sins, because of is sacrifice on the cross, he has covered our sins and made as pure as snow. Only the blood of Jesus could do this.
(1 John 1:9} “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Jesus will cleanse us of our sins but we must confess, this is hard for us to do sometimes, but we must let go of our pride and let Jesus restore us. There is no one that can’t be saved by Jesus, no matter how far you have gotten of course, he can cleanse you in an instant.
Cleansing is part of the power of God, just like when the Earth was cleansed by Noahs flood, you can be cleaned by the blood of Jesus Christ.
(Psalm 51:7) “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
Hyssop is herb used from the mint family used for medical reasons and cleaning in Biblical days and even still today. It was commonly used through out the Bible including used to put the blood on the door for Passover and even during the crucifixion.
Jesus is the only one that can cleanse us as White as Snow, without him were just still that barren land unworthy and lifeless.
(Matthew 17:2) “And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.”
Notice when Jesus became transfigured he was White as Snow, holiness is the Lord. Peter, James, and John became transfigured also once in the presence of The Lord. Only he cleanse us of our sins, only he can make our transgressions “White as Snow”
So next time your shoveling some snow, take a good look , and appreciate the beauty and purity that it displays. And thank Jesus because only thru his blood have we become White as Snow in Jesus name Amen.