Isaiah 1:18 “’Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.’”
CLEAN AS A WHISTLE
Don’t you just love this verse? When we turn to the Lord and confess our sins, He promises to purify us. They changed from scarlet to white, from crimson to wool. What a picture! We don’t deserve it, but because of the shed blood of Christ, we have been made clean. That should encourage you today.
Have you ever finger painted with your children? If you haven’t, you should. There is just something about smearing paint on paper with your fingers. You may have seen an artist do this with his whole hands on canvas. That feeling is awesome! We feel the paint on our skin and see the colors come alive on the paper or canvas.
But when you finish, you are left with all those colors of paint on your fingers. You have to clean them off with soap and water. I use to love to watch those colors disappear down the sink as I washed my hands. They are mixed together briefly, then just vanished.
How about getting with your kids and finger paint this week? Use red or black. Then talk about this verse as you are painting. As you clean up, describe how the Lord washes you clean too. And, just like the paint down the drain, the sin disappears. Scripture says the Lord remembers them no more. Wow!
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time forgetting my sins. I confess them, but still feel guilt. Let it go. Satan wants you to feel that way. The Lord doesn’t. Remorse is a good thing, but guilt is not. They are different. Remorse helps you not repeat it. Guilt just keeps you down. Remember, you are white like snow. You are like white wool. Cleaned, washed, forgiven!