“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)
The craftsmen examine the wool. They set aside the purest white wool to be used in its natural color. The wool that is not pure white is placed in a vat to be dyed … The dye covers the flaws and makes the wool attractive and useful.
I look at my life and see many failures. However, just like the wool that could not meet the standards of pure white, I can still have value. God has not only forgiven my sins, He covers my flaws with Himself, and I am made beautiful and useful.
Our value comes not from who or what we are, but from what God makes of us.
(from Voices of the Faithful compiled by Kim P. Davis, page 112)