White as Snow

“‘Come, let us discuss this,’
says the Lord.
‘Though your sins are like scarlet,
they will be as white as snow;
though they are as red as crimson,
they will be like wool.'”

Isaiah 1:18

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 John 1:9

The soft fluffy snow.
Falling with no sound.
Covering imperfections.

We have all made mistakes; sins, things for which we need to make amends. We have relationships which need repaired. We can ask others for their forgiveness.

Regardless of the outcome on earth, we can receive the ultimate forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Our sins are washed as white as snow. As Scripture tells us, they are removed as far as the east is from the west. They are remembered no more.

When you see the snow falling, remember the healing peace that comes through forgiveness. You can offer forgiveness to others who have hurt you. It is not easy and they may never even repent. But persevering through the difficult work of forgiving others who have harmed us will give us the peace to travel more lightly. We can ask for help from others and God.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for Your promise of love and forgiveness for our sins. Please help us to come to You and ask for forgiveness, and also to forgive others who have sinned against us. You are the Ultimate Healer.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Journal: Where have you sinned? Who needs your forgiveness? Ask God today for His help.

This devotion is now available in:
Porch Chair Prayers: Book 3: 28 Fall and Winter Devotions with the Lord.

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