a blog from our pastors and staff
and looks my way, "Sorry, Mom." "Yes, son", I say nodding with a sigh. I kindly request he gets the shirt off as soon as we get home. My hope is that if I deal with it right away, the stain will lift. If it gets lost in the laundry basket for another week it may set in. Ketchup, spaghetti sauce, chocolate they are all like that; stubborn.
As I stand over the utility sink, scrubbing the stain under the cold water with some dish soap I am hopeful; and for good reason. I know this stain doesn't have a chance, because the stain lifting power of this detergent cuts through. It's taking care of it, doing the work it was meant to do. I celebrate! Another shirt saved from the donation pile.
We have a stain lifter in our spiritual lives; his name is Jesus. Those stubborn stains that mark you have sat there too long. Let Jesus take some of his powerful deep-cleansing forgiveness to the rusty, crusty places of your soul. He can take care of it. He already has taken care of it. It's time to celebrate! The Savior, Jesus is The Boss of spiritual laundry. No sin too dark or deep. It's all made new in His cleansing power.