March 10 – Wash Me Clean

2:69 – Wash Me Clean

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I don’t know about you, but I love a nice hot shower. I would take them several times a day if I could. There is something about that warm water flowing over me, releasing tension, and making me clean.

Today during worship, I had one of those experiences. We we’re singing about being from Ash to Ash and God’s forgiveness. I just felt a wave of the Holy Spirit on me. All of my sins came up, and I was near tears. I don’t know why, but then I felt clean. It was a God moment. Reminding me not only that I am a sinners but how great it feels to be forgiven and washed clean.

Scripture

  • Come now, let us reason together, says the┬áLord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. – Isaiah 1:18
  • But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. – 1 John 1:16
  • Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. – Psalm 51:7

Reflection

Living in the Midwest, especially this winter, we know what it looks like to have a beautiful angelic white snowfall. No footsteps, no dirt, no tracks, just white snow. Pure, fresh, unadulterated.

Jesus makes us all white as snow. He cleaned our sins, makes us clean in God’s eyes, and we are saved. All our sins are washed away. And like humans, we will sin again. Unlike humans, he will always forgive us and wash us clean again.

I hope you feel that warmth of the water off the holy spirit flowing over you, making you clean in God’s eyes. It’s a powerful feeling.

Charge

Do you tell worn down? Are your sins holding you back? Do you want to be white as pure snow in God’s eyes? Take a moment during this Lenten season to praise the Lord and ask for his forgiveness. He will wash you clean.

Prayer

Gracious father. Thank you for your Son through whom we are clean. Give everyone that moment to feel clean and pure. Allow us to be like your Son and strive for that cleanliness, that pureness. In your name, Amen.

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