Posted by: Sherry Goodwin | February 2, 2009

‘WHITER THAN SNOW’

‘Whiter than snow.’–PSALMS 51:7

BUT snow is whiter than anything else!  Especially if you saw it glittering in the sunshine on the top of a high mountain, where no dust can ever reach it. Mortal eyes have seen something as white as snow, for the raiment of the angel of the resurrection was ‘white as snow’; and the shining raiment of the Lord Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration was ‘exceeding white as snow.’  But what can be made ‘whiter than snow’?
   ‘Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow!’  What, me?  my naughty, sinful self?  my soul so stained with sin, that I cannot make it or keep it clean at all?  Yes, ‘I shall be whiter than snow’ if God washes me.
   But water will not do this, and tears will not do it.  Only one thing can do it, but that does it surely and thoroughly.  ‘The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.’
   This is ‘the fountain opened for sin and for uncleanness’; and ever since the precious blood was shed, it has always been open.  It is open now, this very evening, ready for you to be washed in it, and made ‘whiter than snow.’
   Do not stop short at thinking a little about it, but go to your heavenly Father, and ask Him to wash you in the precious blood of Christ.
   Be willing to be really washed.  Do not be like some little children, who do not wish to have a clean white frock put on, because they know they cannot go and play in the dirt.  Be willing not to go back to the dirt any more.
   And then let Him wash you; do not just say the words, and get up from your knees, and think no more of it; but put your very heart into His hands, and look at the precious blood of Jesus, and wait and ask Him to show you how really it cleanses from all sin.  And then you will be ready, like the Samaritan, to fall down at Jesus’ feet, ‘giving Him thanks’ for having washed even you.

   ‘Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
      Let it make thee whole!
   Let it flow in mighty cleansing
         O’er thy soul.

   Though thy sins are red like crimson,
      Deep in scarlet glow,
   Jesus’ precious blood can make them
         White as snow.’

Frances Ridley Havergal from LITTLE PILLOWS

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Responses

  1. With all the snow in Gloucestershire at the moment, this is very timely!

  2. Hi David: Thanks for reading the blog! I was hoping somebody would see the timeliness of this. . .


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