Published on REST IN HOPE on April 15, 2015
Isaiah 1:18 (New Living Translation)
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool”.
We all sinned; every woman, man, and child. We have no way to save ourselves, which is why God had a plan. He knew that Adam and Eve would commit sin, causing a domino effect on all people. Many years later, the great plan was to send His Son, Jesus Christ to live a life of purity and show God’s Kingdom on earth…to give HOPE to people who desperately need it.
Because we have no way of saving ourselves from sin, Jesus’ precious shedding blood can only cleanse us. No good works, not attending a church service every Sunday or special event. It all came down to this: Jesus Christ died not only for our sins but also to have a deep relationship with us. It’s like going to strangers home and saying, ‘Hello there, I’m a good person and I love your home. May I stay with you?’ You need to have a relationship first with that person, right? It only makes sense. That’s also how God works. We can come to him with our sins, and our shame. Telling him how much we love him and want him in our lives. He’s our friend, a God who cares about our deepest needs.
Sharing our hearts with Jesus and being cleansed by picturing His shed blood washing away the sin (the junk in your life), is something we need to grasp onto. He had no intention to condemn anyone. It says if we repent of our sin (a complete turn around), and confess to Jesus what we have done wrong, Jesus promises he will forgive us.
The most passionate part about God is he wants to forgive us. But we make it difficult for ourselves, we have to make guidelines say a certain way to God. All He wants from us is our repentant hearts.
Let God in and allow him to wash you clean, white as snow.