Wednesday, March 2, 2011

nothing like a good soaking...

(my 6 precious grandchildren)


 What do you get when you take one filthy little child with sticky hands and dirty face and dunk them in a tub filled with soapy water? Miracle of miracles, you get a squeaky clean little one looking just like they did when they started their day fresh. They come out smelling so clean. They come out looking brand new! There is nothing like a good soaking to get rid of the dirt we accumulate during the course of our day. I can't help but think about this whenever I watch my daughters bathe their children. When I lift one of these precious grandchildren out of the tub they look quite different than when their mama  plopped their little body in there. They go in dirty and come out clean!

As Christians, this process is also a necessary part of our daily lives. As we go through our daily lives, we get a little sticky and dirty and get in desperate need of some cleansing. I am so thankful for the cleansing blood of our precious Lord. I am thankful that when I accumulate a little "dirt" in the process of my daily life, I can go to Him for a little dunking in some sudsy living water and come out squeaky clean. I can be washed as white as snow. A fresh start... a fresh feeling... ready for a fresh encounter.

Thank you, Lord for the cleansing power of your Word. Thank you, Lord that we can come to you and get rid of the filth we collect during the day. Thank you for sanctification through Jesus.
"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water." (Hebrews 10:22)


Beth

3 comments:

D.J. Hughes said...

Oh, how thankful I am for his cleansing power!

Warren Baldwin said...

We need that soaking in the Word regularly. Good post

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

I am so grateful for forgiveness and cleansing by His blood! Amen!