Have you got a favourite piece of clothing that is your ‘go to’ thing to wear? I have a few things which I always wear much more than other things, so as a result they get washed much more frequently than other items of clothing that I only wear occasionally.
I noticed earlier this week, when I was hanging one of my ‘go to’ tops on the clothes line, that some of the colours in the top were beginning to fade a bit because the top has been washed so much.
As items of clothing are washed more and more, the colours fade and the material can become stretched or thin as it wears out.
One of the phrases you may hear a lot of is the ‘God can wash away your sin’. God loves us and will wash away our sins, time after time. He won’t put a limit on the number of times he will forgive us, as he loves us too much not to forgive us!
Hebrews 10:10-12 (NLV)
Our sins are washed away and we are made clean because Christ gave His own body as a gift to God. He did this once for all time.
Unlike our clothes, the quality of our life does not deteriorate the more times God washes our sins away. In fact, each time God washes us, the our lives are renewed as he cleanses our hearts and minds.
So next time you wash your ‘go to’ clothes remember that although they may begin to fade and wear, God’s love for us will never fade, and therefore he will continue to wash our sins away.