"Come now, and let us reason together, " Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. - Isaiah 1:18
Is there anything whiter than snow? Anything? Think about it. I love snow. Matter of fact, last night around 9:00PM when I realized that we were going to get another 4 inches on top of the 5 we already had, I couldn't resist playing "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow" on my piano! :) Did I mention that I love snow?
It wasn't until several years ago that I started looking at snow through "spiritual glasses". Aside from enjoying the beauty of each individual snowflake piling up on the ground to form a sparkly carpet, I now look at it as a wonderful picture of God's clothing of righteousness to all who believe in Him. As our Lord says in Isaiah 1:18, our sins can be made white as snow by the blood of Jesus. Like the snow that covers the ground completely, allowing no dirt to show through, so can we be seen by God if we believe on His Son for salvation and confess our sins to Him (1 John 1:9). How comforting to know that no matter what we have done or where we have been, we can start afresh and pure with his cleansing. God has promised it to us.
White as snow...as snow. Pure white as the view of a snow covered street, rooftop, or field. God's wonderful grace can cover us all as snow covers everything in its reach completely. We can sparkle in His glory!