There was a time when women would meet at the river with their laundry basket to do their wash. This was a time of catching up on the news of the day, for some it was prayer time, and for some a time of greeting neighbors seldom seen. I’m sure we can imagine how taxing laundry day was for those who lived during this era, however; clean clothes was a must after traveling the dusty roads.
Most of us only concentrate on the outward appearance, seldom do we consider the dirt building up on the inside. Many of our houses are so dirty no light can be seen, our eyes reveal how dead we are on the inside; maybe just a glimmer of life can be found. Every lie told, every act of violence, every selfish act, the lack of compassion, envy, and hate in any form dumps more and more dirt on our insides.
This build up doesn’t happen over night, but; over time. Some of us justify our actions so it takes us longer to realize how dirty our house has become. We are to busy pointing out the flaws we see in others to look inward, our dirty laundry keeps piling up while we sit in judgement of those around us. With the invention of washer and dryers for the home and laundry mats this task is not as daunting as it once was.
It can be said laundry day is a breeze, you put them in the washer dirty and when the cycle is over they come out clean; the dryer has taken the place of hanging them in the sun to dry. The process has been simplified, but; not so for all the dirty build up in our lives. How do we clean away all the years of pain, anger, envy, selfishness, violence and distrust that has accumulated in our hearts?
It is said “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. As fallen human beings we don’t have the ability to change ourselves, we need a heart transplant from the one who created us. To trade our dirty heart for a renewed clean heart, this can ONLY be done through Jesus the Christ. He will replace the dirt in our hearts with joy, love, laughter, beauty, happiness, and life more abundantly.
Give Him your heart and let Him cleanse it, He was born, died, and rose again for our salvation, He alone has the power to change the heart.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace