Fourteenth Day of Advent 2013
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 NIV)
In my opinion, nothing looks cleaner or more refreshing than a fresh blanket of snow. It covers the dead grass, adds crispness to bear tree limbs, and brightens the landscape.
What better metaphor to describe the redemption of a soul. Jesus’ blood, when claimed by sinners, covers our lifeless deeds, adds beauty to our barren dispositions, and brightens our outlooks on life. Jesus washes our sin-soiled souls, preparing us to meet God the Father. He, then, looks at us and sees nothing but Jesus’ righteousness covering us.
Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ Second Advent.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks