I am so grateful for such a great salvation offered to us by God through Christ. What makes it even more wonderful is that after coming to know Christ, we are still given the opportunity to confess our sins and be cleansed from all unrighteous (1 John 1:9) as we strive toward Christian maturity. Our post today is based upon a red velvet cake covered in cream cheese frosting, which I entitled “A Reasonable Treat.” Just as the red colored cake is covered in the white frosting, it reminded me of two things: how the blood of Christ cleanses us making us white as snow, and how the righteousness of Christ covers our sins. I also thought of the prophet’s prophetic cry to Israel,
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
Israel deliberately sinned and rebelled against God. In spite of this, God still pleaded with Israel to come and reason (talk, commune, discuss) with Him so that they could be cleansed. Today, some Christians may feel that they have strayed so far away from Christ through activities and actions that are not pleasing to God. Even if this is true, God still offers forgiveness and restoration if the Christian would only come to Him, openly and honestly. He is waiting on today to restore and revive you. Come to Him and He will not reject you, but cleanse you and set you in a place where He can bless and use you for His glory.