Today, I want to say how grateful I am for our Savior. I am thankful that through his Atonement, I may be forgiven of my sins and cleansed once again. That He should love me that much takes my breath away.
For a long time I have loved two specific pictures by Greg Olsen. They perfectly depict how I feel and every time I see them, my heart aches and rejoices all at once. Here they are, and the message behind them.
“The prophet Isaiah gave hope and comfort to all who have stumbled and made mistakes when he revealed these words from 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)
With a broken heart and a contrite spirit, we can receive forgiveness and learn from our mistakes. Part of what we may learn in the process is that happiness comes not only from receiving forgiveness, but also from extending it!”
“White as Snow” is the sequel to the previously released image, “Forgiven”. Both paintings were inspired by Isaiah 1:18, “…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”
In “Forgiven” a woman kneels in sorrow and humility as she petitions the Lord for forgiveness. She wears a scarlet garment symbolizing the burden of her sins. Jesus assures her that there is hope indeed that her sins can be forgiven.
“White as Snow” shows the woman now seated beside the Savior. Now cleansed, she is dressed in pure white. Her attitude is one of joy and appreciation for His merciful gift. In His hand Jesus holds the scarlet garment which once she wore, a garment now to be forgotten and remembered no more.”
I am eternally thankful for my Savior and the love He has for me.
What are you thankful for today?