Many of you can look out your windows right now and see white snow covering the ground. For lots of us this is a rare and exciting occurrence.
In Psalm 51:7 David says, Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Look out at the fresh, clean snow, or imagine a field covered in snow. It is bright white, it is clean, pure, smooth, and it sparkles as the sunlight shines off it.
So it is with our hearts. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness, washes us clean, pure, whiter than snow, smooth and without blemish, our imperfections are covered and we reflect the light of the Son.
When God looks at you what does He see?
Does He see someone who has turned their back, rejected a clean heart and embraced unrighteousness?
Does He see someone trying really hard to ‘do the right thing,’ and scrub their own hearts clean but failing because they are working through their own human strength?
Or does He see His Son, covering your sinful self, and putting His own robe of righteousness on your shoulders so that you reflect Him?