“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
I have lived in Russia. Snow is just a way of life there – lots of it – everywhere! There is a beauty that envelops a city when a few inches of snow falls through the night. And it doesn’t matter what the landscape looked like the day before. A snow-blanketed slushy road or trash heap looks as beautiful as rolling hills or pine forests because all you can see now is the snow.
The same is true for the slush and mire that is our lives. The mess we’ve made of things becomes clean and beautiful when it is covered by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, as we come to Calvary. What was visible the day before is now forgotten as our once scarlet sins are made white as snow.