“Imagine there are two trails. One is well-traveled. It is smooth and it has beautiful flowers along the path. The other trail is a mess. It is filled with deep ruts. It is ugly and difficult to take.
Imagine a storm comes along and drops 18 inches of snow. You can’t tell the difference between the two trails because both of them have been covered by the snow.
Just so our sins, big and small, are equally covered by God.
‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.’ – Isaiah 1:18
Your sins might still be on your mind, but they are not on His! He says ‘I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist.’ – Isaiah 44:2
Charles Spurgeon also illustrated the lengths God will go to cover our sins:
‘Man piles a mountain of sin, but God will match it, and He raises up a loftier mountain of grace; man heaps up a still larger hill of sin, but the Lord surpasses it with 10 times more grace; and so the contest continues until at last the mighty God pulls up the mountains by the roots and buries man’s sin beneath an Alp. Abundant sin is no barrier to the superabundant grace of God.’
These are the words of Erwin Lutzer and Charles Spurgeon. I felt someone needed to hear them today.
Ref: The Power of a Clear Conscience, Erwin Lutzer, 2016.