I have a daughter-in-law who actually likes doing the laundry. That’s good, since she has raised six children. She enjoys providing clean clothes for her family. Many times I’ve observed her ritual of carefully folding each of piece of clothing and arranging them in neat piles for each individual.
I wish I had the patience and motivation to take pleasure in the laundering process. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the results. There is a satisfaction in having clean sheets and towels and clothes. I just don’t like touching the dirty, messy things. And I don’t bother to finish the process with attractively folded items.
Clean is good. I’ve been thinking about God’s laundering process. He doesn’t turn away in disgust when we humbly bring our dirty hearts to Him to be cleaned. He uses the stain remover of Christ’s blood and gently washes away the grime until we are totally spotless.
Here’s what the Scriptures say: “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7, 9).
We have an opportunity to begin each day with a clean, fresh start. When we are sorry for the wrong deeds and attitudes of which we are guilty, He gladly washes us with pure water, dries us in sweet, fresh air, and folds us with no sign of wrinkles. We are presentable again, ready to be used and appreciated.
Have you thanked the Lord today for doing your laundry? Is there more you need to bring to Him?