Isaiah 1:18 – "Come now let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." (NIV)

When I moved to Alaska, one thing I noticed was that there are not many lawns which are taken care of. I like a nice lawn, because I like to go out and enjoy it in the summertime. But up here many people just do not take good care of their lawns. I asked my father-in-law why this was and he answered me, "Well, we only have three months of summer, so why bother with it?" At first I did not understand this logic, but after living through some winters up here I started to. The landscape up here changes pretty dramatically once winter arrives. Once we have the first snow, usually in October, it stays until about April or May. So most of the time, one's lawn is buried under the snow. The one thing I have come to appreciate living up here is the beauty of the land once the snow falls. There is just something so nice once the snow covers the blemishes of the land.

As the snow up here covers the blemish of the land, the blood of Christ covers our blemishes. We are made pure by the work that Christ did for us on the cross. So it does not matter what we have done in the past, Christ will cover those sins with his righteousness. Unlike the snow melting up here and exposing the blemishes of the land in summertime, the blood of Christ will not fade away. He covers us for eternity.

Prayer: Lord and God, how great you are that you would give your only Son so that he may cover our blemishes with his blood. May we never forget the work that he did for us and may we always praise him and give him glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.

About the author:

Michael Steckel
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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