February 10, 2021

Feb 10, 2021    Marlon Mathre
It is beautiful outside as I’m writing this on Superbowl Sunday (don’t tell me who wins because I haven’t watched it yet. Ha-ha!).
There is just something about the newly fallen snow that blankets everything. I especially like it when the trees and even every twig and blade of grass is covered in ice. It even transforms the weeds into a beautiful, fragile work of art.

In Isaiah we are told, “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow…”
Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Imagine going down a small tree-lined path with the serenity and tranquility of the iced trees and diamond like snow that covers everything. Days later, it’s still pristine if undisturbed.
Now imagine a bustling highway that gets the same amount of snow and starts out pretty but soon that path’s whiteness turns into dingy slush where it eventually turns downright ugly. That’s how we can be. Though He forgives us of our sins, it doesn’t take long if we keep going down the wrong path, we need more “white snow” to cover the filth. Praise God that his precious blood that He covers our sin with is nothing short of pure grace. His grace is sufficient for you and me!

My mom’s favorite verse:
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.

Bradley and I sang this old song a few months ago when we were with our Dad on October 13th. The day Dad got to see his savior face to face.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me,
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

May His cleansing power continually fall afresh on us!