Let us reason together.

I read this verse of Isaiah many times today, and prayed about what to write. I contemplated what the Savior meant by saying: “Let us reason together.” I had a few thoughts about that process, but nothing was coming together.

I sat on my couch and waited, but writer’s block took over. A few hours later, I happened to glance up at my wall where I have a painting of the Savior. In the painting he is sitting in front of the woman taken in adultery. She’s kneeling in front of him with her head bowed, and he’s comforting her. He’s holding her hands.

I thought about the story of this woman- about how she represents all of us. We are all sinners. We have all made mistakes- big and small. When we realize what we’ve done and that we need to repent, we kneel at our Savior’s feet. We plead for forgiveness. He will reason together with us, just as he did with the woman- with compassion, understanding, and mercy.

After the accusing crowd left their presence, the Savior asked: “Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?”

To which she answered, “No man, Lord.” The Savior replied: “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

This is how we reason together with the Lord. Humble prayers and pleas are answered with the forgiveness and compassion that only he can provide.

Just as the verse states, though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.

Wishing you a beautiful day!

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