“’Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…’” ~Isaiah 1:18ab
Many times throughout His Word God so graciously invites us to “Come.” Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Mark 1:17 says, “Come and follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” The invitation is made but it is up to us whether or not we accept or reject it. God in His infinite wisdom and knowledge calls us to reason or carefully think about the condition of our hearts and lives. When we sin it leaves a stain on our souls that can only be removed by the cleansing power of Jesus. But, that just doesn’t automatically happen. We must recognize that we have the sin and then come humbly to God and ask Him to forgive us through the shed blood of His Son Jesus. When we do that our sin is not only forgiven but the stain on our souls is totally removed. As we live our lives in total submission to the Lord it is then that we are able to walk in freedom of sin and celebrate His grace, forgiveness, love, and hope of one day being with Him forever.
Heavenly Father: I have rebelled and been disobedient at times but You are always faithful to bring me back to where I need to be. Thank You for caring for me enough to remove my sins, to blot out my transgressions, to take on my pain, and to forget the wrongs I have committed. Because of Your love, I am washed clean and made white as snow. Thank You Father for doing this for me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Though my sins were as scarlet they now are as snow.
With His blood I’ve been washed and forgiveness I know.
Soft margarine or butter
8 slices white bread (remove crusts)
4 slices ham
2 slices American cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
Pinch of salt and pepper
Spread butter on both sides of bread. Make 4 sandwiches with the ham and cheese. Place them in a buttered baking dish. Beat together the milk, eggs, and salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over sandwiches and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Serves 4.