“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD. Though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow.” Isaiah 1:18
It was a muddy day when three of my grandchildren came to play. After a period of time in the wide out of doors they gleefully bounded in the door.
As I looked at the trio there was mud from head to toe. Often I am excited about all their fun and creativity that despair over mud eludes me. This particular day I wasn’t in the mood for mud.
However, I began taking off jackets, scarves, hats, mittens, snow pants and boots, I hauled carefully each piece of clothing to the kitchen sink. I rinsed everything off as best I could and whisked them to the washer.
I then carried the muddy boots to the sink and sprayed them down. About this time my son-in-law, Rod, phoned to check on the children.
I said to Rod, “At the moment I’m digging tiny bits of stone out of the garbage disposal from their muddy episode.” “And,” I continued, “I am meditating on the amazing love of the Father. I wonder if he sighs within when he has yet another day of muddy messes and tiny stones to clean up in my life.”
My son-in-law responded with, “So you’re being Jesus today?”
Humm, I hadn’t thought of it that way. I had simply pondered my own stain, sin and mud that so often needs cleaned up. I liked his new more encouraging
thought of being Jesus to my muddy little cherubs. I blessed the Lord for this privilege.
And even more than I was able to clean up the gooey, sticky mud mess from their clothes the Heavenly Father washes my sins whiter than snow.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for the privilege of being Jesus to my grandchildren. You enable me to extend love, care and forgiveness to them. Amen.
~When a mothering task feels overwhelming, realize you are being Jesus to your little ones. You are speaking His love right into their hearts.
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