Though Your Sins
Though Your Sins
Come now, and let us reason together," saith the LORD.
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
It was a muddy day when three of my grandchildren came to play. After a period of time in the wide out of doors they gleefully bounded in the door.
As I looked at the trio there was mud from head to toe. Often I am excited about all their fun and creativity that despair over mud eludes me. This particular day I wasn’t in the mood for mud.
However, after taking off jackets, scarves, hats, mittens, snow pants and boots, I hauled carefully each piece of clothing to the kitchen sink. I rinsed everything off as best I could and whisked them to the washer.
I then carried the muddy boots to the sink and sprayed them down. About this time my son-in-law, Rod, phoned to check on the children.
I said to Rod, “At the moment I’m digging tiny bits of stone out of the garbage disposal from their muddy episode.” “And,” I continued, “I am meditating on the amazing love of the Father. I wonder if he sighs within when he has yet another day of muddy messes and tiny stones to clean up in my life.”
My son-in-law responded with, “So you’re being Jesus today?”
Humm, I hadn’t thought of it that way. I had simply pondered my own stain, sin and mud that so often needs cleaned up. I liked his new more encouraging thought of being Jesus to my muddy little cherubs. And even more than I was able to clean up the gooey, sticky mud mess from their clothes the Heavenly Father can wash my sins whiter than snow.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for the privilege of being Jesus to my grandchildren. You enable me to extend love, care and forgiveness to them. Amen.
When a mothering task feels overwhelming realize you are being Jesus to your little ones. You are extending His love right into their hearts.
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