Livi is not a good handwasher. I cringe every time she goes potty because I know those hands aren’t getting scrubbed well enough afterward! It’s so disturbing when you think about all the dirty hands that are touching the same door knobs that I touch.
My hands are just as dirty, though. I live a messy life with messy choices. I’m far from perfect. And regardless of how many times I keep washing my hands and starting fresh, I get them dirty again within minutes. No matter how much we scrub our hands we can never get clean.
The same is true about sin. There’s nothing we can do to remove the stain of sin from our hands. It is only by washing with the blood of Christ that we can be made clean. “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Belief that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that he rose again on the third day is the only way to truly wash away our sins. Jesus loved you and I so much that he sacrificed his life so that we may live eternally with him in heaven.
Join me today in celebrating the freedom from sin that we have in Christ.
Titus 3:5 – He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit
Romans 6:3-4 – Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Acts 16:31 – And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”