5 Minute Friday ~ Laundry


Laundry –

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.

Used, discarded…worn.

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”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

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