Squeaky Clean: Spoonful of Sugar

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Psalm 51:7 “Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”

Can you think of anything whiter than snow? When seen under a magnifying glass, a snowflake is a multi-faceted crystal, clear and pure and clean. When the light of the sun touches snow it sparkles.

Think about these questions:

  • Is this verse a question or a statement? Might it be a prayer? Why?
  • Have you thought of anything whiter than snow?
  • What might that look like?
  • What is the correlation between being washed and snow?
  • Why would washing with snow bring cleansing?
  • Why does the writer need to be washed?

This is in one of King David’s prayers to God. King David was a man who had committed great sin, but also a man who knew the depths of God’s forgiveness. In this verse, he declares that Jesus’ blood on the cross is enough to cover any wrong he has done.

Do you need to be washed? Why? Offer a prayer of repentance, telling God you’re sorry for your sins. Then thank Him that His forgiveness is enough to cover any wrong that you have ever done and will ever do.

And may you remember this verse every time you see the beauty of snow!

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