Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Year Through the Bible...Laundry Detergent

Have you ever watched the commercials on TV for laundry detergent? It usually has one of 2 scenes:

There is a boy playing outside, as boys do, and while playing they become covered in mud and grass stains. The mother is perplexed on how she is going to get those clothes clean.

The other is that of a young lady out for a night on the town in a beautiful white dress, but sometime during the evening, some one bumps her and her red wine goes all over her very white dress. She is frustrated. How will she ever get the dress as white as it was when she first got it.

In either case, in comes the advertised detergent that will save the day. The detergent shows how it can take even the toughest stains out of clothes or how it can get even the nasty stained dress as white as snow again.

However, in our sinful life simple laundry detergent is not going to get us clean. The stains of sin in us are permanent and cannot be cleaned out with anything we can find on this earth. I know because like so many others I have looked for it. I have searched for it in many things, and not found it. In fact, all those things did was make my stains worse.

There is one thing that will clean us "white as snow". It is our Lord and Savior.

In Isaiah 1:18 the Lord states,

"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."

The next time you sit and watch one of those commercials, just remember that your stains can be cleaned by something that will run circles around the competition!

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