Friday, February 24, 2012

Whiter Than Snow

Time for Five-Minute Friday. Lisa-Jo's. word this week is:



I confess that I stumbled a bit over this word - grit. In fact, I closed up the lap top and walked away thinking I might just take a pass today.

I got out the cleaning stuff - the dust cloth, mop, broom, cleaners - and proceeded to give our little apartment a thorough cleaning. I am always amazed at how much dust and dirt can collect in such a short time and in such a small space.

I was determined to get the floors really clean this week. First I swept; then I went over them with the dry cleaning cloth and finished up with the wet one. I felt quite pleased with my efforts until I bend down, with my glasses on, to examine a spot on the living room floor.

Unbelievable! Not just one little spot, but all sorts of dirty things I had somehow missed in my exuberant cleaning. I truly believed I had achieved a spotless floor.

Then that little voice piped up - the one that nudges my heart. "Think how different it is when the Father cleans your heart Linda. He doesn't miss even the tiniest of sins. All is made clean by the blood of Jesus - all. No closer examination will reveal one little tiny piece of grit left behind."

What a feeling of peace and joy - to know that I am perfectly clean.


Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.

If you would like to take up the challenge of writing on this one little word for five minutes, please join us at Lisa-Jo's



  1. A truly wonderful comparison, Linda. I sometimes feel like giving up on the dust and dirt here on the farm; so thankful God doesn't give up on me.

    Thank you for your email and the picture. Your new house is grand! I know you will be so happy to move into it.

  2. Oh my goodness, what a photo! And your words? It always amazes me when I dust the dresser in our bedroom, go to the closet and put away the Pledge and the dust cloth, and return to find another layer of dust on the dresser. Just like me. Always covered in dust. But, I'm grateful God is way better at cleaning than I am.

  3. What a beautiful thought, Linda. Down here in the deep south, the windows are open and the pollen manages to squeeze in through those tiny holes and it's just about impossible to keep them out...just like me. Thank you, Jesus, for making me whiter than snow.

    Linda, you are the winner of my Dayspring $20 off coupon. Congratulations!! Please drop me an email so I can send you the coupon code.

  4. Ooops....I forgot to give you my email address:

  5. first thing i thought of was...put an s on the end and ya have grits.

    the next thing i thought was the movie "true grit". the one with katherine hepburn.

  6. HE doesn't miss anything... yes what a peace that brings! Wow that is a great photo Linda! Love all that pretty white stuff! :)

  7. i love your determination, your grit, dear linda. how you went away, and then came back, and still wrote. and such a profound piece, too. love you friend.

  8. OH .... friend,

    You can WRITE! I love how the Father shines through you and your words. I've got some vacuuming and dusting to do right away in the morning. And I'll be thinking of your words. You bless me so.