By: Carole L. Haines
I was getting out of the shower and knocked over a bottle of lotion. It splashed out! When I tried to wipe it up with a washcloth, it just smeared it all, made it worse, made a bigger mess. A little bit of lotion had splashed on each bottle around it. Little, greasy spots were on everything. I finally picked up the bottles, one at a time, and held them under warm, running, water. The water cleaned everything off of each bottle. The water just rinsed it all away, and some dust too. Now they were all sparkling new on my shelf again.
Our sin is like that, when we try to clean it up ourselves. We usually end up smearing it all around and making a bigger mess of things. But when we confess the wrong we have done to ourselves, to others, and especially to God; He rinses it all away. Now that is not to say that our sin doesn’t leave lasting effects, it certainly does. But the cleansing power of Christ’s living water is so potent, so powerful, so pure. Holy Jesus, wash us in Your Living Water. Make us clean, pure as snow.
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
15 The woman *said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.” (John 4)