One of the items I frequently make is plain white tags. Some are for weddings, some for Christmas.  Perhaps people buy them to make their own tags or use as price tags for a craft show.  No matter the reason, the desire is the same - they want pure white tags.  I inspect them carefully because from time to time, the smallest little black speck will appear on the tag.  It’s just a spot.  Usually it’s about the size of a dot from a ball point pen or even smaller.  It doesn’t matter that the rest of the tag is completely clean.  The tag is ruined.  It is no good to me because the customer won’t want an imperfect tag.  I throw it away.
     God looks at us almost in the same way that I look at my tags.  One little spot of sin and we are ruined.  Many people try to look at their life and say, “I’m mostly good.” “My good outweighs the bad.” “It’s just a little sin.  Look at all the good things I’ve done.”  But God cannot look upon sin.  Not even a little sin. One tiny blot and we are unfit for heaven.  A slight smudge and we cannot be in God’s presence.  However, God does not throw us away.  Before the beginning of time, God had a plan to save us from our sins.  One holy night, in the humble city of Bethlehem, He sent His only Son for us.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. 
Matthew 1:21

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD" Luke 2:11.

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.   Isaiah 1:18

By Karen W from Ellie Marie Designs

Comments (5)

On December 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM , Becky K. said...

Oh, so true. And we are all born with at least a speck. Great analogy. I'm so thankful for the blood that washes us Whiter than snow.

On December 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM , Yolanda (silvercloud07) said...

Lovely post, Karen. We've had that analogy of the little black dot in church with either a white shirt or a sheet of paper, and the black dot is always spotted despite the whiteness of its surroundings. Thank you for the reminder that our garments must be spotless.

On December 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM , sammysgrammy said...

Usually a difficult concept to grasp - just one little spot. But 11 fresh, perfect eggs with one bad one can ruin an omelet. It must all be discarded - ruined.

So grateful Jesus came to wash us clean.

On December 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM , Lizzi said...

What a great comparison!

On December 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Thank you for your post and your great illustration - how very much we need Christ to wash away our sin for us and make us pure!