Monday, October 24, 2011

Love Is Blind

"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 white as wool."  Isaiah 1:18 NLT

Love is Blind

We have all heard that phrase a thousand times.  We know the guy who loves his girlfriend so much that he is absolutely blind to the fact that she treats him terrible.  Or, we probably have heard the stories of the girl who stays with her husband after he cheats over and over again, because she always thinks this time it is going to be different.

We probably know the parents of a child that continues to make bad decisions  The parents love their child so much that they keep bailing him/her out.  In this case, the conscious mind refuses to see what the subconscious mind knows is really going on.

It really is true.  Love can be blind.  In our human experience, blind love often leads to ENABLING our loved ones and preventing them from taking responsibility for their mistakes.  This BLIND LOVE actually turns out to be detrimental to the growth of the one that we love.

So, where did the idea of BLIND LOVE come from.

From God, of course

In the above verse, God is saying that though our lives are a complete mess and we hurt him all of the time, he sees us as white as snow if we accept his provision.  God loves us so much that his LOVE IS BLIND to our sin.  He sees us as white as wool, when our lives are stained by sin.  How can this be?  Is God an enabler?  Does he turn his back to our sin so it prevents our spiritual growth?

A Loving but Righteous God  (Not an Enabler)

God does love us so much that his Love can be Blind, but he is also a JUST GOD.  Someone has to pay the price for our MISDEEDS.  Through Jesus, God provided a WAY for him to see us as WHITE AS SNOW but to still have payment for our sins.

Therefore, if we accept the free gift of Jesus, and admit that we are broken people without him, then God sees us AS WHITE AS SNOW.

Thank you Lord for providing a way for me to be acceptable in your eyes.

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