Friday, November 9, 2012

Sin stains

““I, the LORD, am the one speaking to you. Come, let’s discuss this. Even if your sins are as dark as red dye, that stain can be removed and you will be as pure as wool that is as white as snow.” Isaiah 1:18 ERV

The new carpet was pristine white, the last thing to be installed before the completion of the renovations. The home owner stood there admiring it and decided to have a party to celebrate the completion of the home renovations.

The guests began to arrive and soon everyone was having a great time, eating and drinking. Then it happened. One guest spilled some dark red wine on the new white carpet.

The hostess declared it was ok since the carpet was that new stain resistant brand as she hurried off to the kitchen to get some towels to blot it up. She grabbed the special spot cleaner that the installers left to complete the job, pitching the product to all the television viewers.

You've gotta love television commercials. In this one, the stain miraculously disappears after treatment, leaving no traces of the dark red wine. Whether the cleaners work as well in real life is debatable, but at least the commercial offers hope. LOL!

Our lives are a lot like that carpet - through everyday wear and tear, they become stained with sin: by the things we do, the things we fail to do or the careless words and actions of others. It's inevitable as we live in a sin-tainted world.

There is only one way to remove those sin stains from our lives - through the shed blood of Jesus. As we ask him for forgiveness for the things we have done or failed to do, his blood cleanses us from every sin and we are as pure as that white wool carpet in his sight.

As we choose to forgive others for those things they have done to us, his blood works to cleanse and heal our hurting hearts - wiping away the stains which could cause us to hurt others down the road.

If you're tired of looking at the dingy carpet of your life, call on Jesus today - he will cleanse and heal you. He's the only product on the market today that can clean your heart 100% - guaranteed!

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