Happy January! To go along with our January Scripture Writing Plan on the Whiter Than Snow theme that Ashley created, we’ve also got a lovely free graphic for you (that Ashley also created). ❄️😍
We all love a pretty scripture graphic for our phones…
This verse from Psalm 51 was written by David after his transgression with Bathsheba (and his several failed attempts at a cover up). But David is called “a man after God’s own heart” and here we can see clearly WHY. He messed up, but he finally realized the gravity of his errors (after his good friend Nathan loved him enough to boldly point it out). And he was truly repentant. Not simply sorry he got caught. He begged God for renewal, for a clean heart and a right spirit. He knew that his God was the only one who could wash him whiter than snow.
There’s a verse later in Psalm 51 that we got the “whiter than snow” theme to begin with…
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (vs. 7)
This verse provides such a fantastic visual! But what in the round world is hyssop??
This is a very helpful description from ArborGate:
For centuries hyssop has been strongly associated with ritual and medical cleansing. In the Old Testament hyssop was used to sprinkle blood as part of the Jewish Passover. Hyssop was mentioned in the Bible for its cleansing effect in connection with plague, leprosy and chest ailments and symbolically in cleansing the soul.
Interesting that David compares his sins to the grave diseases that can destroy the body. Hyssop was used to purify the body from these diseases; but David knew that he had a greater need of his soul being purified.
We hope you join us for the January scripture writing plan! (It’s not too late!) Be looking for an upcoming lesson from Ashley to go along with this month’s theme of Whiter Than Snow. ❄️😘 ~Kristen