In the Final Days of Lent

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1:18, ESV

Spring blasts in a tempering wind. Warmth battles against icy crystals. 

Eventually, warmth prevails.

I savor the beauty of pure white snow. In late winter, it melts so quickly preventing it from piling up with sooty edges reaching up the sides of blackening banks.

How quickly the pure darkens with dirt. How quickly we need to reason with Him and pursue purity once more.

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 22-23~

He asks us to reason with Him. To be honest about who we are. Who He already knows we are. But we have to own our dirt in the reckoning.

Our bloody red sins will be as white as wool–wool that never darkens–never attracts dirt–never soils. Someday we will be as pure as the snow appears as it falls.

Clean as a pure white day. And staying clean forever.

Easter will be here soon. And with it will come the new life of spring. Vibrant colors.

Cold and harsh wind–a thing of the past–until next year.

Let us reason with Him and stay clean.

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18 Replies to “In the Final Days of Lent”

  1. Thank you for this encouragement to look inward where both my heart and God interact and where He allows me to work through my struggles and shortcomings. I have much reasoning to do.

  2. Nancy, this was a beautiful reflection I know I needed as Lent winds down and we prepare for Easter… Resurrection Sunday. Praise God for our salvation and the forgiveness of our sins!

  3. Beautifully spoken, Nancy! I loved this poetic sweep through the winter and into the spring of our souls. May we reason with God, be humble, honest, repentant, and teachable. He has given everything. Can we not do this much! Oh Lord, help us return daily for a fresh cleansing until that day we will be clean in Christ forever.

  4. A wonderfully gentle pause to my morning. Thank you Ms. Nancy. Happy Easter ma’am. #HeIsRisen

  5. Your message is beautifully and poetically written and reminds us of the amazing gift we received and celebrate this season. Thank you, Nancy. Wishing you a blessed Easter.

  6. I thank God for this mercy-filled message, Nancy. I always want to choose to own my sins for a moment and be made clean rather than ignore them and live in shame.

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