I guess it was bound to happen at some point, although I completely escaped it when my own were young. But last week Callan (who turns 2 on Friday) came to his Mommy holding up his hand, stating “Dirty.” Dirty indeed!
The yuck factor kicked in and Mommy stepped it into high gear to get the kid cleaned up. Oh, I shiver just thinking about it. Aren’t you glad I shared the picture with you!
Life kind of has a way of getting yucky, too. And sometimes it just hits you upside the head. All is well then wham! Someone gets sick. And wham! A job loss. Another Wham! Marital troubles begin.
We’re not expecting the unexpected and it often catches us unprepared. And when it comes, it’s dirty and we want to get rid of the problem.
Unlike Callan’s yucky hand, sometimes our problems are not so easily cleaned up or fixed. Sometimes we remain affected for quite a while. And sometimes our lives are altered forever.
And while not all problems or yucky situations can be easily remedied, there is one kind of dirt that can easily and most assuredly be cleaned. And that’s the soil of sin. The soil that separates us from our loving Father.
But there’s indeed an answer for this kind of dirt and it comes with great assurance of restored relationship with God.
“…if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness” (I John 1:7-9).
Callan had his hand cleaned and was good as new. (Hopefully there will be no repeat!). But better than that is knowing our loving Father completely cleanses our souls when we come to him seeking forgiveness.
Have a blessed week; and look for some birthday pictures and news coming soon.