Monday, June 28, 2010

Only Jesus makes us white as snow!

Isaiah 1:18

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

Once again, God tells us it doesn't matter how bad our sin is, He will forgive it. Forgiveness it is easy to receive, but not so easy to give. Am I alone in admitting this fact?

It is awfully easy when someone comes to you and asks forgiveness for you to say its okay, but when the shoe is on the other foot not so! Think back over your life, which is easier? Do you have any peace truly until you request forgiveness? Isn't the unforgiveness always keeping you uneasy, a little mad, it keeps you from being yourself - until you are able to let it go?

Imagine, we are constantly going to God requesting forgiveness and He grants the request. We are told in this passage that some of our sins are crimson red. Those sins are deep, not easy removed or taken away from us. Crimson is a color that in order to get it during these days they had to double dye to get the sharp color and the strength in the color. So these sins run deep, but God is able to make them white as snow. How does He do it?

Jesus. Jesus did it. He died on the cross, so that our sins would no longer be crimson they could be easily removed to white as snow. When searching for pictures I came across the heart of blood on the snow and immediately I knew that Jesus indeed loves me and loves you, because only out of love for His Father and love for us could He do such an act for us. After all, look how hard it is for us to walk across a room, or drive across town to offer the apology that we know in our hearts we need to offer.

Only Jesus, can turn the crimson to white as snow!

Begging forgiveness,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, I like what the Lord says there, "Come now, let's settle this." It's like, let's get this straight once and for all.

In the reading today from 2 Kings 17:10, it basically says that the Israelites were doing the very things(idol worship) like the nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of them. They wanted a king and they wanted to worship idols. We too may want to be like others, look like others or do what others are doing, but Dr. James Dobson said, "Holy looks different."