God’s Thoughts to Me
Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool (Isaiah 55:18, NLT).
The Scarlet Woman
Once there was a woman-girl, heavily burdened with a heart lost in darkness, filled with sin and shame.
She heard rumors of a Launderer who was washing the world’s laundry without any cost for He already paid it all.
So she went on a journey, desperately searching for this wonderful Man.
She offered her filthy rags of rejection, neglect and abuse to every laundryman who advertised in this Launderer’s name.
The bigger, brighter and noisier their advertising, the more her confidence grew.
Although every launderer promised her the sun, the moon and a fair amount of the stars, she always left worse for wear.
Her dirty heart was still silently screaming in despair, wet with pain; hopelessly flapping in the wind.
None of their miracle-working washing detergents seemed to clean her conscience of her crippling, condemning guilt which tried to consume her alive.
Each laundromat had their own brand of secret soap they claimed to be better and have more magic power than the soap bells next door.
Yet, they discarded her in ignorance, dirtier than before with new layers upon layers of religious soot and grime.
One day she found an unobtrusive launderette. The front door was made of pearls with a door bell tinkling like a love song.
With trepidation she entered, counting the few precious pennies she had left after paying nearly all her livelihood to the previous launderers whose only business seemed to be money laundering.
When she realized she had nothing left and was wasting away of fear, filth and thirst, tears of sorrow trickled down her cheeks.
The Launderer gently wiped the tears from her eyes and mixed them with His blood as He gathered her into His Loving Embrace.
He took her scarlet sins and hand-washed them as white as snow. He took her crimson red shame and transformed it into a garment as silky-soft as the wool of a little lamb.
He clothed her sinful nakedness with His Robe of Endless Love and fed her starving, empty heart with the blessings and bounty of Heaven’s mercy and grace.
Much love and sweet blessings XX.