Whiter than Snow – February 19, 2021

Winter has arrived. And along with it, snow has also arrived. It is no secret that I am not a huge fan of winter. However, I am always thankful for the reminder that the snow brings. I am speaking of the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 51:7, Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

This Psalm is David’s response to the conviction of the Holy Spirit after Nathan confronted him about his sin with Bathsheba. Although his sin was great, God’s mercy is greater. He committed adultery, murder, and deception. Yet, when he confessed, he had the confidence that God would forgive.

We understand today that this forgiveness is based on the blood of Christ. The Eternal Son took on human flesh and willingly went to the cross. There He offered up His own blood once for all as the perfect sacrifice for our sin. 2 Corinthians 5:21 informs us that He became sin for us so that we could become righteous. As Psalmist stated, He makes us whiter than snow. He washes away our sin leaving us pure and clean before God. We stand without condemnation, completely righteous because of the blood of Christ.

So, the next time the snow falls, let it remind you of the amazing gift of salvation. Let it remind you that God became flesh and sacrificed His life so that you might be washed clean from sin and stand in purity before God. And let it remind you that when we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive it.


Whiter than Snow by James Nicholson 

Lord Jesus I long to be perfectly whole;

I want Thee forever to live in my soul.

Break down ev’ry idol, cast out ev’ry foe –

Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat;

I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified feet.

By faith, for my cleansing I see Thy blood flow –

Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.