Whiter Than Snow

person“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”  Psalm 51:7

I woke up this morning to the first snowfall of the season.  The trees are coated with snow and  all of the dead leaves and brown grass are covered with a layer of white.  I know it will not stay that way but for a few hours it is beautiful.

The Psalmist wrote this verse, not knowing about the blood that Jesus would shed on Calvary that would wash our sins away.  He could only depend on the animal sacrifices, which covered sin for a period, but had to be performed over and over.  Yet he asked the Lord to make him whiter than snow.

We sing an old hymn that speaks of His blood washing whiter than snow.  When Jesus forgives our sins, He doesn’t just cover up the sin and evil that existed in our heart, He washes them away and makes us pure and clean.  When we fail Him, and we will because we are human, we can confess our sins to Him, and His precious blood washes us anew and we again are made whiter than snow.


Prayer:  Thank you Jesus for your precious blood, that washes us and makes us whiter than snow.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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