“Are We Scarlet, Or As Pure White As Snow?”

This weeks Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Daniel Grant.

Isaiah reminds us of a simple yet profoundly deep truth. In Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
We are deeply sinful, that is the truth. We are flawed more desperately than we want to imagine. Our sinful nature wages war against our spirit, and those sins are like scarlet. Our own sins are as red as crimson. I am so very grateful that God does not leave us as we are, but He takes our sinfulness upon himself. In his own body he took the full penalty of sin so that now we are as white as snow, we are as pure and clean as unused white wool!! Frances Foulkes in his work on prayer speaks of carefully entering God’s Holy presence, and he describes God in such a beautiful way as “…which carries us into the high watch, where dwells the Lover, the Giver, the Knower.” Foulkes is onto something there, God is our lover, our giver(provider) and the one who ‘knows’ us. Enter into his abiding presence today, don’t stay away!!

Sending Huge Hugs,