There is only one black stain you can clean by just asking
I boiled a pot dry, and burnt my spinach.
The pot is made of stainless steel by All Clad.
The pot was silver when I took it out of the box. The pot is now black . Cleaning the pot will take an effort. I can not ask the pot to clean itself. “Pot, will you please jump in the sink, and scrub yourself. Here is the sponge and the cleaner.”
I can not send the dirty pot back to the store, and ask them to clean it. “Hello, I burnt my spinach. Will you please clean my pot for me.”
I burnt the pot. I have to clean it.
There only one black stain I can clean by just asking.
The black stain of my past mistakes, my sin.
I can not use a scouring pad to scrub away the black stain of my past. I can not take away the evil I have done by balancing it with good deeds. I can not pay someone to take the black stain of my sin away. I just have to ask.
I just have to ask and the black stain of my sins will be as far away as the east is from the west.
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Jesus scoured the black stain on my heart and made me white as snow.
I asked Jesus over twenty-five years ago to forgive me and purify me. I am thankful for a new start, a fresh beginning.
I will remember his love for me as I start a new year being bold and proclaiming His name.
Now I have to go and clean my pot. Would you like to clean it for me?
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.