Last week while at work, I was cutting some brush and trees from around piles of old parts and pieces on the other side of a small hill. After finishing, I went over to where two of the guys were working on a dump truck to ask where the boss was. One of them told me, "I haven't been on the other side of that _______ hill for who knows how long. I don't even know what's over there." The other guy looked at me and said "I think we need to get him a bar of soap." Then he playfully punched him in the stomach and added "To wash out your mouth!" To which the other one replied, "It would take a whole lot more than a bar of soap! ____"
Later on, I was reflecting on that conversation and I realized that our friend was very right. It would take a whole lot more than a bar of soap! Jesus Christ is the only one Who can cleanse us of anything! And then I got to thinking. How many of us rely on "bars of soap" when we really need Jesus to cleanse us? We try to get by and make do and be the best people we can possibly be while denying the very power that can cleanse us from all our faults. Won't you join me in putting aside the soap, and taking hold of the Savior?