"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Bar of Soap

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?

2 comments:

  1. Amen! Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Oh you're welcome! Glad it was a blessing. :)

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