Friday, March 5, 2010

Washed, White as Snow

I had been given the task of trying to improve the sign language interpretation of a song we sang last week, and will repeat this coming week.

It's one of those Olde English hymn-y things, but I agreed to give it a shot. I'd just finished writing yesterdays blog - saying stuff like there not being any "Big God Stuff" going on right now - and opened iTunes, and began to play the song.

"I heard my Savior say, 'Thy strength indeed is small...'..."

I just sat and listened.... and watched. It happens with me in music sometimes, rather than hearing the lyrics in my head, I see the sign. I watched some more.... oooh... Good stuff. My hands copied the images to help me remember.

"Jesus paid it all. All to Him, I owe"

I kept signing...

As the chorus continued, began extrapolating on the words. "What to they MEAN?" I've heard over and over.

"Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow"

I lay down to try to sleep, and several things passed through my minds eye:

"Sin made me guilty. He forgives."

"Sin criticizes and condemns. He brings me back."

"Sin separates me from God. He reconnects us."

I lay there, without words. Forgiven, reconciled and reconnected.

Washed, white as snow...

I am so blessed.

Thank You God!

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