As you might imagine the kids got dirty. And parents didn't usually want mud on their cars. So before mom and dad could take their child home, the mud was sprayed off with the garden hose and the kids changed into fresh clothing.
God is kind of like that. He doesn't want us home til we are clean!
We must confess our souls are dirty with sin and we cannot clean ourselves up!
"But you were washed...in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Cor. 6:11)
"All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." (Gal. 3:27)
Do you see it? Jesus' blood makes us clean. Baptized into His name, we are no longer dirtied with sin.
In short, Jesus cleans us!
Now if you are like me, then this past week you muddied yourself with even more sin.
Won't you join us at church tomorrow? We will confess our sins and wash in the name of Jesus! He makes us clean with his promise of forgiveness. We will reflect on his all powerful cleaning power and be empowered to live a new week.
Apart from the mud.
Til He takes us home.
"These are they who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb." (Rev. 7:14)