How high is your laundry pile? I could climb mine for exercise. Have you ever noticed that you wash the same shirts and pants and underwear over and over and over? My laundry multiplies like rabbits in the closet. Toss one pink polo in the basket with a pair of khaki cargo capris. Shut the door to the closet, and in a matter of minutes, you’ll find a dingy white tee shirt with a couple of wadded up socks added to the mix. How does this happen?
Dirty LaundryMay 15
It’s one of the great mysteries of life along with what happens to the other sock when it goes in the wash? Two go in, one comes out. It’s an enigma, I tell you!
You can NEVER get caught up on the wash. If you completely wash every article of clothing in your house and get it put away again, you are guaranteed to have more dirty garments by nightfall. Sigh. It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel – to the washing machine, that is. (Ha Ha! I crack myself up.)
Now, let me make a spiritual application. (I know you were all looking for it.) The same way I can never get caught up with my laundry, I can never get caught up confessing my sins. I confess the same sins today as I did yesterday. You would think I’d be clean, but each new day brings new sins, and I must ask for forgiveness all over again. Couldn’t I just confess on Sunday the sins I feel coming on for the rest of the week. Lord, I know I’ll probably eat too much cheesecake at Uncle Buck’s party on Tuesday. And if I see Sally out jogging again in those pants, I know I’m going to be jealous of her size 6 spandex. Forgive me.
Nope. Sorry, friends, that just won’t do. I have to confess my sins daily, sometimes hourly. I’m afraid the only way to rid yourself of the laundry problem is to go naked. Y’all that just AIN’T an option for this ole’ girl. And we’ll only stop sinning when we get to heaven. So, for now I’ll just be content to do laundry with Jesus. We’ll wash together. He – my sins. And me – the 100% cotton, dingy white Fruit of the Loom. Then we’ll be whiter than snow.
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 NIV