Monday, February 25, 2013

White as Snow ~ by Amy Vest

I woke up and looked out my window.  Fresh white snow was falling beautifully from the sky and covering everything in a blanket of white.  “…Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Psalm 51:7) came to my heart.  The wonder of Jesus’ power to wash me white as snow floods over me.

Friends, our hearts are sinful and we have all sinned.  Our sin separates us from a holy God and the relationship with Him that we were created for.  Left in this place, we are in very bad shape – separated from God now and destined to eternity separated from Him in hell. 

But, that is the power of the Gospel – Jesus’ work on our behalf!

Jesus Christ came to earth, lived a perfect life, died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins, and rose from the dead – victorious over sin, death, and hell.  He stands ready to wash us from our sins, bring us into a right relationship with Him, and take us to Heaven with Him when we die.  This will become real for you in your life as you receive His grace to surrender your life to Him, repenting of (turning from) your sins, and trusting in Jesus alone to save you from your sins and make you right with Him.

As you do, He will come into your life as Lord, cleanse your sins, and bring you into a right relationship with Him.   

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…” (Isaiah 1:18)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

This is the beginning of your amazing journey with Jesus.  You cannot walk with Him unless you are first His, cleansed from your sins by Him, and brought into a right relationship with Him.  This is the essential beginning of embracing the relationship with the Lord that you were created for.  Then He calls and allows us to walk in the wonder of the Gospel every day ~ living in the reality of Jesus' work for us, our right standing with God as a result, His forgiveness of our sins, the power to live for Him, and the treasure of a right relationship with Him, and the hope of eternity with Him in Heaven!

He stands ready to cleanse you and make you right before God so that you may have a personal relationship with Him.

Will you come to Jesus today?

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