After a recent snowfall, I was driving around Carroll County admiring how beautiful the countryside looked all covered in white. As I was appreciating the beauty of God’s creation, I couldn’t help but reflect on how God could take a landscape that was so brown, dirty and lifeless and make it so clean and magnificent.
In a very similar fashion, God can take a life that has been dealt many blows and been scarred and dirtied by sin and make it clean and fresh through faith in Him. Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; through they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” This promise is given to all who would realize sin has made their life a stark and ugly landscape. God promises that those who would put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation would receive forgiveness for sin and a washing of their soul to make it as white as snow. The Bible tells us that all have sinned and that death is the end result of that sin. Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself at the cross of Calvary so sin could be washed away and the landscape of our heart could be made clean and beautiful.
When we look around and see the dirtiness of sin the world and society in which we live, let us realize the same God who makes the world white and lovely in winter and green and lively in summer is the one who washes the ugliness of sin away in every life that will turn to Him for forgiveness.
Jesus Christ is the answer to every problem we face in this life. He wants our life to reflect the beauty of His love just as the snow reflects the sunlight upon it.
Let Jesus wash away your sins so you can show the reflected love of Christ to a world that needs to see his beauty in the world.
Carrollton Baptist Temple