Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Getting the Stain Out

It almost never fails. It seems that every time I get a new shirt, I manage to get a stain on it the very first time I wear it.  This seems to be especially true if I eat Italian food. Spaghetti sauce always seems to find its way onto my new shirt.

When this happens, I go straight to the laundry room and get out the spray and wash and spray it on the stain. Next, I pour some laundry detergent on the stain and put the shirt in the washing machine to soak. I will try everything I can find to get that stain out. I have tried new, intensified Tide.  Their TV commercial says, "Dirt can't hide from intensified Tide."  I have also tried new Blue Cheer, and Clorox II.  I have even tried to Shout it out, but nothing I do seems to work.

A life stained with sin is a lot like a spaghetti-stained shirt.  There is nothing that we can do to remove the stain. Some think that if they go to church, they will get clean, but the stain is still there.  Some think that if they get baptized, they will be clean, but getting baptized won't get the stain out either.

I may never get the stain out of my favorite shirt.  Perhaps it is hopeless, but it is not hopeless to get the stain of sin out of our lives.  You see, the blood of Jesus can wash away even the worst stains in our life.  The Bible says, "Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."  Perhaps you have tried everything to get the stain out of your life, but have you tried the one thing that will?  Have you tried Jesus?