As white as snow!
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18 (NKJV)
This morning, 23rd January, as I drew my curtains, I saw my lawn covered with snow, so white and beautiful, like a newly laid carpet without a spot. And still the flakes of snow were falling thick and fast, covering all the plants and trees and the tops of the houses all around. It was a wonderful sight to behold. It brought back many past memories, when my children would get excited and we would wrap them in warm clothes so that they could romp all over the piled up snow, picking it up, throwing it at each other, and building a snowman with our assistance. They were full of joy, giggling and enjoying themselves. Now, I see my grandchild, well wrapped up, enjoying the slide.
Let me add one memory of my childhood in India. During the rainy season I saw the mud piled up after the rains. When I came to England and saw the snow that covered the path, it was so different; there are many such memories.
Snow is one of the wonders of God’s creation. When I see such a beautiful sight spread all around, it makes me stand in amazement at the glory of God displayed and arrayed in nature. It is so pleasing to the eyes. But why is the snow white? I do not know the answer. But I know God created all things for our pleasure and joy and we can learn many spiritual lessons from them: isn’t it comforting, for example, to know that God has turned our sins ‘as white as snow’, even though they ‘are like scarlet’ and ‘red like crimson’.
It is a powerful metaphor, which reminds me of the pure robe of righteousness of Jesus Christ covering us (Isa.61:10). God wants us all to come to Jesus, our Lord and righteousness, who washes all our sins in His precious blood.
Father in heaven, we are grateful for your creation around us. We love you and pray in the name of our Saviour Jesus, for Him and through Him, all things were created. Amen.
Study by Natu Moti
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Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham congregation of Grace Communion International.
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