Twelve days at the beach in June were relaxing, so much so that Monieca and I’ve actually enjoyed spending a few days of our vacation this month at home. Normally vacation days at home feel like wasted days off – not this year. While home we’ve caught up on some projects we had put off. Fun things like cleaning the vinyl siding and fence, cleaning and sealing the deck, installing a new mail box and post, organizing some storage areas, and more.
I even got out the pressure washer and – wow! Once you start, where do you stop? The sidewalk and front steps now look amazing. I knew they dirty and needed cleaning – but wow! Now the driveway looks “bad” in comparison.
It’s amazing how fresh things look after a good cleaning. They look new.
Isn’t that also true of us when we come to Jesus in repentance and receive God’s forgiveness for our sins? I would say that cleansing is even more amazing.
I really like these Bible verses:
Pslam 51:2 “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin”
I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
Pslam 51:7 “Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow”