“What do you need to surrender?”
Heads bowed all around me as I breathed a simple prayer, “Lord, show me …”
Eyes closed and heart opened. I waited.
Red. Blue. Green. Black.
Words echoing throughout my heart and mind.
Anger. Hurt. Jealousy. Sin.
“Lay these down,” He gently beckoned. Tears silently fell … release sweetly followed.
Laying down anger and picking up peace.
Letting go of hurts, sorrows and trusting in the Healer, the Comforter.
Releasing jealousy, insecurity and embracing identity, purpose.
Recognizing sin, the blackness of heart, and experiencing the fullness of forgiveness.
I opened my eyes as I realized a simple truth: That’s what He does! He changes the colors of confession – red, blue, green, black – into the color of freedom … white.
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
The beautiful promise of forgiveness, of freedom, that in Him, through Him, we are white as snow.
Will you walk the color of freedom, in that glorious white?
What do you need to surrender?