Today we will focus on a passage from Isaiah Chapter One. This is one of literally hundreds of passages that proclaim you’re completely new in God’s eyes. Through His prophet, Isaiah, God calls us to do what is right and that we see ourselves as God sees us, which is pure as snow. Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight. Stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless. Plead the case of the widow. The Lord says, “Come now, let us settle the matter.”
When the Bible talks about white as snow, it’s not talking about some virtue of the color white, and it’s not referencing any race-related issues. It’s about the experience you have when you see snow falling, and laying fresh and powdery before you. Maybe you’ve enjoyed experiencing a newly fallen snow along a beautiful mountain range. White snow means that it’s flawless, clean, and pure. It means you can scoop up a hand of it and eat it.
Friend, there is something about snow, isn’t there? This is the image that God has for us: totally fresh, brand new, like a baby — He’s creating new life inside of you. You’re forgiven and you’re loved. You can rest in the truth that you are completely new in God’s eyes!