My daughter recently came across this picture on the craized.com photo site and shared it with me. Looking at it, we immediately see that this lady is using the WRONG method to correct her mistakes on the computer screen. But I got to thinking about the product “White Out.” It’s been a blessing to millions of inadequate typists for decades now, and it really does “white out” their mistakes – at least those made with paper and ink.
But there are other “mistakes” that we humans make. There are times when we do things that are just downright unloving, selfish, harsh, cruel, wrong – times when we SIN. But do you realize that there is a substance that can literally “white out” all those sins? A substance that can do more than cover them up? It can literally wash them away, and where they had left an ugly scar or indelible stain on us and on our lives, that substance can erase the scars and the stains and make us clean again. It can make us white and without blemish.
That substance is the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who, although He lived a sinless, stainless life personally, took upon Himself all of OUR sin and its ugly stain. He then gave Himself to take the full punishment for that sin, in order to destroy its power and set us free from it. If we will believe Him and receive the work that He did on our behalf, we will immediately come into the benefit of that work.
The Word of God says, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18). If you do not know Jesus, come to Him today. Or if you do know Him, but you’ve been suffering with the weight of your own sin and the guilt that results from it, come to Him afresh. He is waiting to “white out” all your sin and its stain, and make you as clean as an unblemished sheet of paper, ready for a brand new start.