Words from the Heart for Saturday July 27th, 2019
…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword…
Isaiah 1:18-20 (KJV)
White as Snow
Some of British Columbia’s mountains get far more snow than anywhere else in Canada. The highest average annual snowfall recorded at a weather station is 1388 centimetres (45.5 feet) on Mount Fidelity. The station sits above the Trans Canada Highway at 1890 metres (6201 feet) elevation on the west side of Glacier National Park. This is also where snow falls most often in southern Canada, averaging 141 days a year. Canadians are used to living with snow, but this is a lot of snow, even for Canadians!
If there is a people on this planet that understands snow, it is we Canadians. There are places in this nation where snow is on the ground 12 months a year. There is nothing as pure as freshly fallen snow. It is so pure than it can be blinding. The Bible compares that pure snow to what the Lord does to our hearts when He redeems us and sets us free from our sin and shame. Isaiah the prophet looked forward to the day when Jesus would set us free from our sin. In Isaiah 1:18-20 he writes, “…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword…” What a gift we have been offered by our Creator God. By faith in Jesus, our hearts can be made as pure as the driven snow. I don’t know why anyone would refuse such an offer, but many do. How grateful I am to have experienced Jesus’ cleansing power. Have you?
These have been words from the heart.