Friday, February 5, 2010

Pure as snow...

"Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." Isaiah 1:18

Snow in the Bible is often used as a symbol of purity. If you travel to run down parts of a city you will find trash and an ugliness that most community leaders are embarrassed of. Now cover the broken bottles, old newspapers and other unsightly pieces of trash with snow and they disappear. The area now looks nice in fact it's beautiful. What once was an eye sore is now something to behold.

In comparison if you take a life marred with sin you will see a person who is tired, broken and dirty. Cover that life with the blood (like snow) of the Lamb (Christ) and you will see a transformation from ugly to beautiful. The life is like the streets covered with snow only it's truly pure and clean (not just hidden trash).

If you place trash on top of the snow (or back into the life) or allow it to melt or fade, then the ugliness returns as it does when a forgiven Christian turns his back on Christ.

Ask Christ to forgive you and to help you stay pure...