How we are like bathtubs

Published on Friday, 13 June 2014 23:28 - Written by Lorri Allen KYTX CBS19

The bathtub did not seem clean, despite Scrubbing Bubbles, elbow grease and repeated scouring.

In addition to the dirt stains, a water drip had worn the enamel away near the drain, forming a dark blue circle.

The surface was so rough that I did not feel clean after a shower. Forget a bath; I would not sit in the filthy-looking tub.

Then we found out about the re-porcelain company.

For a reasonable price, a miracle worker comes to your home and puts a new coating of porcelain on the tub.

It’s now gleaming, blinding white. It’s pure, smooth and gorgeous. Sit in it? I would eat off of it.

The only caution is that we cannot use abrasive cleaners. With a little care, the new porcelain will last for years. It’s guaranteed!

We are like old bathtubs. We’re stained with evil and negligence. The drip of sin has worn holes in the enamel of our soul.

Then Jesus, the best miracle worker, comes along and makes us pure again. For a bargain price.

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)

We are whole, we are new, we are clean and we are beautiful with his blinding light. There is a caution, though: we must not let abrasive sin wear us down.

With a little care, we will last for eternity! It’s guaranteed.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NASB)

I haven’t eaten off of the tub yet, but if no miracle worker comes along for the dishwasher, I just might.

 

Lorri Allen is news director for KYTX CBS19.