A Good Washing

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Last Saturday morning I saw something amazing behind my house. Something I have not seen in a very long time. A rainbow. This summer, with the long, dry weeks we’ve experienced, has prevented this hopeful vision that has the Biblical meaning of God keeping His promise not to destroy most all of mankind with a world-wide flood. (Genesis 6,7,8) It is a sign that comes after a good washing of rain that manifests itself even today, thousands of years later. God does keep His promises.

Another thing that struck me the other day was how God “washes” our souls with the His Word. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 5:26, when teaching how God cleanses His bride, the church, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word” and who hasn’t been mucked up by living in this world and working too much, or playing too much and paying attention to things that really don’t satisfy the soul that He died for.

I felt dirty the other day and I remembered Lauren Daigle’s hit song, “How Can It Be.” I got alone with scripture and I read and recited and prayed the Word and the dirt started coming out and off of me. The lyric: “these hands are dirty, I dare not lift them up to the Holy One” came to my mind and wow. I saw how it can happen. We can think we are too busy, that the Bible is outdated and powerless to make a difference, that there are lots of other ways to get close to God. That is a lie straight from the mouth of the devil. He wants nothing more than to keep you from The Book that holds all the truth. The Book that can wash you clean and show you promises that are never broken because He allowed Himself to be broken for us.

Spend time in it. Absorb the powerful love and truth that can save you and set you free.

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