I sprinkled Clorox liberally over the dirty grayish ring surrounding the drain of our old fiberglass shower. Adding water to make a paste, I scrubbed as hard as I could, but the stain wasn't coming out of the textured flooring.
Frustrated and searching for answers, I found a recommendation for using a combination of baking soda, dish detergent, and rubbing alcohol. I followed the directions and waited for the prescribed time. After a final scrub, I was surprised and delighted. The shower had never looked so clean and bright.
Whew. Its was a lot of work to remove those stains.
Then, I thought about the stain of sin, which isn’t always visible on the outside and is hidden on the inside. I didn't want to think about my own flaws. But I wasn't alone. As mortal beings, we're all subject to sin and its stains.
But there is good news! There is a miracle cleaner for our souls—Jesus Christ. He gave his life on the cross to save us from the sin of humankind. When we believe in Him and profess our wrongdoing, we are forgiven.
The Bible verse from Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” What a beautiful image. Now, that is something to celebrate!
Whenever I’m down on the shower floor scrubbing at the dirty stains I created, I am reminded of the “scrubbing bubbles” of God's forgiveness. And while I'm on my knees, I say a prayer of thanks for the Salvation that comes through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Joanne K Hunt
5/8/2023 05:58:27 am
I love a clean house, and, a clean soul. God is with me all the time. Nancy, love you and your wisdom. What a joy to be your friend. Blessings, Joanne
5/8/2023 10:07:46 am
Thank you, Joanne, for your kind and insightful words. Yes, a clean house and a clean soul! And you are a treasure and I am so glad to have you in my life, dear friend!
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