“I, the Lord, invite you to come and talk it over.
Your sins are scarlet red, but they will be whiter than snow or wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
Do you like one on one time with others? Are you a talker or listener? I think the best relationships involve a little of each. Don’t you? The best conversation we can have is with the One who listens intently to our heart cries and speaks words of living hope.
Scarlet is a deep red. It stains deep. Sometimes it’s hard to “get out” our deepest stains. To speak them aloud to the Lord. But, truly, this is His best work. This invitation is ongoing. We are continually in need of cleansing in thought and deed. We aren’t invited into a chat of shame and condemnation, it’s a conversation to settle the matter, to settle our souls, no matter what’s going on.
Do you have a stain that seems hard to “get out”? I thought I had some that might not ever come out. It’s always snowing pure white forgiveness at the cross. Keep talking everything over. The Lord longs to speak back His undying love and get all the stains out.
I sowed seeds of regret when I left the fold. He’s taken those seeds and turned them into a glorious understanding of the depth of His unconditional love and unconditional sacrifice, unwavering, for a heart still prone to wander. Excerpt: “Come To The Table” (Be Seated Beside the Savior)
The invitation is alive and well.
“I love you with an everlasting love; I draw you with unfailing kindness.”