We still have inches of beautiful white snow on the ground here in Wilkesboro. There are few things in the world as bright as pure white snow after a winter snowfall. It is glorious to behold.
The prophet Isaiah declared that “though our sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18). This prophecy centers on the role of Jesus who would come to save us from our sins. Sin makes us dirty, disgusting, gross. Sin is diametrically opposed to God’s glorious holiness. God is light; sin is dark. Sin separates us from God.
But Jesus came because we are sinners. John the Baptist testified, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus came as a Lamb to be our Sacrifice, our Substitute, our Savior. As God’s perfect Lamb, Jesus became sin, became all our darkness and depravity and all that is dirty and disgusting. Jesus came as God’s perfect Lamb to wash away our sin. The Lamb came to become all our sin and darkness so we could become white as snow.
Take time today to reflect on the bright glory of the pure white snow on the ground. As you do, reflect on all the depravity and darkness Jesus removed from you. Consider that in the perfect eyes of holy God, you are white as snow. That is a truly glorious thought to behold.