WHITER THAN SNOW Isaiah 1:17-20
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (v18)
The hymnist wrote a powerful verse when he penned: Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole, I want Thee forever to live in my Soul, Break down every idol, cast out every foe, Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow”
(“Whiter Than Snow,” James Nicholson 1872) I can still remember the great joy that flooded my soul when Christ came into my heart. I was walking on air for weeks. It was, and in fact, still is exciting to me to know that my many deplorable sins have been rinsed from my records by the efficacious blood of the Lamb: I shouted and praised the Lord with an abandonment as if it were the last time I would have to praise the Lord. Upon reflection, I came to understand that the slate had been cleansed at Calvary, but the mind is being renewed from time to time with flashbacks of things that haunted the attic of my mind like ghosts un-exorcised, I began to seek the Lord who saved me for the grace to keep me. It was then that I began to realize the great truth that the blood of Christ doesn’t just reach backwards into the bleakness of my past debauchery – it also has the power to cover my ongoing struggles! I hadn’t known then that Jesus paid it all. The blood of Christ covers my past, present, and future struggles. (T.D. Jakes)
PRAYER LINE: Dear Jesus, take my heart and hand, And grant me this, I pray; That I through Your sweet love may grow More like You day by day – Garrison.
To keep spiritually fit, consult the Great Physician.