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Red dye stains on my favorite light blue blouse. I couldn’t believe it. All because I hung a red blouse to dry next to the blue blouse, and they pressed against each other.
I scrubbed, and scrubbed, and scrubbed. I tried various stain removal products. Nothing helped. The stains would not budge.
While I worked on this dilemma, it dawned on me. Isn’t that the way it is with the sin in our lives? We don’t have to be wrapped in it, smeared by it, or even dunked into it to have sin stain us. No amount of washing, scrubbing, or product can remove it from us either. The stain is permanently inked on our heart.
Although I ended up getting rid of my blue blouse because I couldn’t remove the stain, we need never wonder if God will get rid of us because of our sin stain. He tells us when we give our lives to him, he will remove all our sins through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.
Because of Jesus’ blood, though our sins are red as scarlet, they will be made whiter than snow and remembered no more. Thank you, Jesus.
Like me, do you have scarlet stains of sin that need removed? Tell Jesus. Nothing but his blood will do the job.
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Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool! Isaiah 1:18 (TLB)
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What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!!!! So Thankful…Grateful to You Father for your Son who sacrificed His Life for me…and that my name is written in the Lamb’s book of life…may I be reminded daily and live according to that great news!
Absolutely, Carmela. Nothing. Nothing but the blood of Jesus. You mentioning the Lamb’s book of life reminded me of our Revelation study. Who is worthy to open the scroll? Only the Lamb of God. Thank you, Jesus.
What a wonderful gift we’ve been given!
Alyce, you are so right. We’ve been given a gift we definitely do not deserve. The wonderful grace of Jesus.
What a great picture of how God cleanses us of our sins through the blood of Christ!
Thanks so much, Kathy. I’m forever grateful for Christ’s cleansing power. Have a blessed Holy Week.