“Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.”–Psalm 51:7
I woke to a fresh covering of snow this morning. The ugliness of dead, rotting leaves and plants are camouflaged by thousands of intricate crystals knit together as a huge white blanket over the landscape.
My mind recalls the Scripture I’ve known since I was a child comparing snow to the forgiveness of God.
“‘Come now, 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.'”–Psalm 57:1
This snow will melt. The unsightly winter will be bare again, but in Christ’s blood my sins are not just covered for a day or two or even a season. They are completely wiped away. No past sin will be dredged up and no future sin will melt away the forgiveness offered by His sacrifice for me. IT IS FINISHED. His work is done. My salvation is secure.
I am like a child SET FREE on a snow day. I find peace and rest in the wonder of a salvation I had no ability to seek or find on my own.
It is Gift.
It is GRACE.
It is my scarlet made white.
It is my liberation.
I’m quietly writing over here today about my Rahab story.
The shackles are gone.
I am free.
My God, my Savior rescued me.