“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
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:13-14
Whiteout weather conditions in the mountains can be a bit unnerving. The horizon disappears as it blends with the surroundings, and normal reference points are lost.
I’ve been hiking when heavy snowfall has reduced visibility to near zero. I’m very fortunate to have a good sense of direction, but even with that, I’d be foolish to think I couldn’t get disoriented under these or less severe conditions.
I was once hiking back from a remote waterfall in Yellowstone National Park when it started snowing so hard I could barely see more than a few feet in any direction. I’d observed bison both standing and lying down on my hike in. There were also grizzly bears in the area. This was before GPS devises were available.
As I hiked back to my vehicle through the whiteout, I could imagine a bear or bison the size of a truck appearing out of the snow at arm’s length. Fortunately, by the Lord’s grace, I hiked straight to my vehicle without incident. Even though this was a while ago, I still remember the sensation of not being able to see in any direction, along with feeling I was a long, long way from home.
The Bible speaks about our sin being a grievous offense to God. The above Scriptures speak of the only way you or I can get rid of our sin, short of paying for it ourselves in hell for eternity. God loved us so much He put all our sins on His only Son, Jesus, so that He could pay for them on a cruel cross. When we repent of our sins and believe – commit to – Jesus, He promises to forgive us and wash our sins away with His own blood.
Wash them white as snow.
What a deal.
What a Savior.
If you’re not sure how to have your sins washed forever away and begin a relationship with God, see Got God?
Hope you have a great day.