I know how to scrub, spray, rub and get almost every kind of stain out. If I don’t know the answer to a particular laundry challenge, there is always another woman who does.
Everytime we wear our clothes, they get dirty and must be washed. Sometimes, when the kids are younger, they change several times a day. Sometimes, when they are older, they can get a few days out of a pair of jeans or a sweatshirt before they spill down the front.
It’s like laundry maturity when something can last longer than one or two or even three meals. But, no matter how mature you get, there are always those stains, always that lingering smell, always that stretched out feeling of overuse, that sends all the clothes back to be washed.
Just like our laundry, we always need washing. We come to Jesus to be washed in His blood for our salvation, but with daily use we always have a little stain, a lingering smell, that stretched out feeling that sends us back for daily washing.