Piles and piles of it everywhere. Faded jeans, worn shirts and sweaters we are so comfortable in. Laundry. It’s often scattered about our rooms, thrown on the floor or tossed in our beds. Something which is so normal, routine, is oh, so far from it!
Like our lives, splashed across the screen of time, is the laundry spewn about. Used, discarded, worn and downright dirty.
Yes, aren’t we?
So full of dirt and grime even the toughest bleach can’t eliminate the stain. Our hearts, filled with doubts, our minds, filled with thoughts and our bodies racked with pain.
It’s these scattered about hearts and lives that our Savior came for, is it not? To not just clean and stack our laundry, but purify our the deepest crevices of our hearts so that the laundry can sit, thrown about, but no longer worn. Like newly purchased fabric, are our hearts washed anew with the rhythm of His own cycle.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
In Him you are clean.
This post is part of Five Minute Friday’s, a five minute weekly reflection on a word prompt. No edits, no do overs, just write. “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”
14 Replies to “5 Minute Friday ~ Laundry”
Thank you for sharing. The beauty is that we don’t have to repeat. Once clean we are always clean.
Oh Shawna, this truth…is the glorious truth! Thanks for stopping by.
My favorite hymn growing up was “Whiter than Snow”- your post reminded me of it! “Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow”. Great reminder. Thank you!
How wonderful He does this each and every moment! So glad you stopped by!
So glad that we have been washed by the blood of the Lamb and now wear the white robe of righteousness. Loved the laundry connection you made.
I apologize for my delay in a response, it’s been a few hard weeks here. But oh, to be washed in His blood!
No matter how dirty we become through the trials of life, yes, He always makes us spotless. Beautiful words.
Thanks Kimberly, He is the only one who can makes us spotless.
Shell, thanks for your note last night. Loved your writing today and hope to find time to read more 🙂 Thanking Him daily for His cleansing – your post reminded me of a part of our Sunday service each week when we sing Psalm 51: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right[b] spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” 🙂 Hope you have a blessed Friday!
Vanessa, I apologize for my delay in a response to you. It’s been a few hard pressed weeks. I am thankful God brought me there, for that moment. May it all be about Him. Thank you for your kind words. Love that Psalm and love that we sing it in song! Peace to you.
Wash, rinse, repeat. In Him you are clean. So comforting and so true. Looks like we were on the same page this week with the prompt! I’m so grateful for the cleansing power of Jesus’ blood!
I know, it’s a delight to share thoughts as we meditate on Him. I am so glad you stopped by Holly, I apologize for my delay in a response.
Love it. I’m gonna print the one section and put above my washer. Amen.
Pam, I am so glad you stopped by and enjoyed it so. Your feedback means so much to me.