“Come now, let us reason together, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow” the prophet in Isaiah declared.
With the winter months upon us and plummeting temperatures the landscape becomes a wonderland as gently falling snow covers the ground. Leaves and toys, garden tools that were not put away and other miscellaneous things lie hidden below a blanket of white.
Yesterdays tire tracks and footprints disappear with each new fresh layer of snow. The snow acts as a cold blanket insulating bulbs and seeds that lie in wait for a Spring melt and a new birth.
In speaking to a people broken by sun Isaiah proclaimed a word of hope. God covers the brokenness of our past for those who have a penitent heart with a blanket of forgiveness.
We may not be able to change the past but we can learn from it and by the grace of God begin to write a new future.