Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
Sometimes after I preach a sermon, one of the points or the subject will stick in my mind and I'll think about it as I travel home. Yesterday, I preached out of the book of Isaiah, and my title was "White As Snow", and the message lingered as I drove home. Probably because it was snowing. I saw some huge flakes falling, and it was heavy at times, but no accumulations.
I get so excited when the weatherman forecasts snow. I make all the necessary preparations and then nothing. It's such a let down, and you think I would have learned Georgia weather by now. I guess I may have seen a half a dozen good snows in Georgia, but one in particular when I was about 12 years old; we had around 12 inches of snow. Everything on the ground was covered, you could look out across the fields and it was just one continuous level blanket of white. All of the leaves were covered, the grass, the twigs, the ditches were filled and covered; it was beautiful.
I think this is what Isaiah was presenting to God's people when he said that the deep scarlet colored stain of sin can be made white as snow. Every imperfection covered, every sin, every hurt, every low spot, it can all be covered and washed away by the blood of Jesus. The visual is breathtaking, when God looks at a saved person's sin. It's the same as you and I looking at a snow covered field, gloriously white and completely covered.
Pastor Ken Smith