Milk White!

Thomas Watson, The Lord’s Supper

“The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all our sin!” 1 John 1:7

Christ’s blood is a CLEANSING blood. As the merit of Christ’s blood pacifies God—so the virtue of it purifies us. Christ’s blood is heaven’s bath. It is a laver to wash in. It washes a sinner—milk-white!

The Word of God is a looking-glass to show us our spots—and the blood of Christ is a fountain to wash them away! “On that day a fountain will be opened—to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement!” Zechariah 13:1

But this blood will not wash—if it is mingled with anything. If we mingle our good works with Christ’s blood—it will not wash. Let Christ’s blood be pure and unmixed—and there is no spot which it cannot wash away!

  1. I was thinking about this today while singing “Nothing but the blood…”

  2. It is an incredibly sharp picture for me. Crimson = White. I love the line from Watson, “Christ’s blood is heaven’s bath.” For some reason my mind clicks with how much of a miracle it would be in the physical world that if I covered something fully in crimson blood that it would come out spotless, clean, and white!

    Dwelling on this helps me to understand how miraculous the Atonement is. For I know how filthy sin is and yet Christ’s crimson blood makes me white (pure) before God.

    And I would agree with your liking of the great hymn we sang today. They hymn draws my mind back to the purifying power of Jesus’ blood.

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