Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? A holy king adopts a lowly peasant girl to become a princess, an heiress to the ruler of all kingdoms and they live, literally, ever after. But this is not a fairy tale! In Romans 3:23 scripture informs us, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
There is not one of us who is pure and spotless before God, and, aside from his help, we are without hope. In Isaiah 64:6 we learn that our righteousness (the very best we have to offer) is as filthy rags compared to Him. This is because sin has separated us from our loving Father. Because He is holy and just, He can’t tolerate sin; therefore, we are not fit to stand in His presence.
But no matter what mistakes we’ve made or what our past holds, God loves us so much that He makes a way for us to have fellowship with Him. John 3:16 tells us “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus paid the price when He died on the cross.
In order to be washed as white as snow, a debt was owed and Jesus paid it for us all! All we have to do is accept that free gift. What is His Perfect Plan? We are to admit we are sinners, ask His forgiveness and accept His free gift of salvation. What happens next is nothing short of miraculous. Where once a peasant girl stood now emerges a princess, a daughter of the King, and an heiress to the Kingdom!
“…Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
– Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)
“Holy God, I am that lowly peasant girl turned princess; not because of my own merit, but because of Your boundless grace and mercy. I am not deserving of Your extravagant love; but because of Your desire to have a relationship with me, You have crowned me with forgiveness and called me Your own. Thank You for Your incredible plan of salvation: a free gift to us all! I ask you to…”