“White as Snow” is the sequel to the previously released image, “Forgiven”. Both paintings were inspired by Isaiah 1:18, “…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”
In “Forgiven” a woman kneels in sorrow and humility as she petitions the Lord for forgiveness. She wears a scarlet garment symbolizing the burden of her sins. Jesus assures her that there is hope indeed that her sins can be forgiven.
“White as Snow” shows the woman now seated beside the Savior. Now cleansed, she is dressed in pure white. Her attitude is one of joy and appreciation for His merciful gift. In His hand Jesus holds the scarlet garment which once she wore, a garment now to be forgotten and remembered no more.
Greg Olsen -2006