Those of you who know me, know that I have what I call, Ev’s Escapades. Looking back on them, I have to laugh, although going through them at the time is not funny. This one must be at least escapade #1757!
I was driving home from church on a sunny beautiful day, when I noticed that I had spots on my windshield. They were perfectly round and it seemed like hundreds of them. I did not get splashed and wondered where they came from. I decided to wash the windshield as soon as I got home. I used the usual window cleaner and scrubbed and rubbed until I had no strength left, but they wouldn’t come off. So I thought that maybe they were on the inside of the windshield – no they did not come off there either. I tried everything to no avail. I came to the conclusion that they must be embedded in the glass, so I took it to the dealer and several minutes later, the service man said, you’re all done. I asked, What about the spots? Oh, we cleaned the windshield for you. What did you use? Thinking they must have some super strength formula, I was about to ask to buy some. Oh, just your usual cleaner with ammonia. Very red-faced, I thanked the man and left.
This led to me thinking about our own “spots” – the ones we get when we fail. Sometimes we think that our own spots are so embedded in us that they can’t be removed. This is such a lie of the devil! Jesus is our spot remover if we run to Him when we fail.
In chapter 2 of Lessons I learned from the Lord, I go into great detail about this. As we run to Him, He continually polishes us and makes us new, so we can shine His Light to others. We need to look to the cross and what Jesus did and not what we did. It’s not your emotions that let you know whether or not you are forgiven. Don’t we sometimes keep asking, Oh Lord, please forgive me, please forgive me, until we feel better? Faith is not how we feel. As soon as we ask, Jesus forgives.
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
Have a very Blessed and Joyous Christmas!