"...They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white - Revelation 7:14 (NLT)
I've always been struck by the imagery of something being washed in blood being made white. In my little mind that doesn't make sense. Yet this is exactly what happens when we come to Jesus. We accept His blood as payment for our sin, and we come out spotless. White symbolizes perfection and holiness, which is the way Father sees us when He puts on His blood colored glasses, given to Him by His Son.
Isaiah 1:18 says, “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool." I find it interesting that Isaiah used the phrase, "white like wool", because of course wool comes from sheep. Sheep and sheppards are used throughout the Bible because of the complete dependance of sheep on their sheppard. This is what Father desires from us. Sheep are not the smartest of God's creation, yet I'm convinced one of their primary roles on this earth are as examples to us "intelligent" beings of how we are to be with our heavenly Father. Did you know that if a sheep rolls over on it's back it can't get back up and will most likely die if the sheppard doesn't come along to roll it back over? So this is the role Father hopes we will accept - becoming white like wool by our bathing in the blood of the Lamb, and completely dependent on Him. Can you say, "Baaaaa"?