I have come to equate Jesus to a squeegee. No, I’m not trying to be blasphemous. Jesus and the squeegee have one very important thing in common: both are responsible for cleaning. The difference is that one cleans our bathroom shower doors and the other, our souls.
Jesus as a Squeegee?
As a very fallible human being, I have to ask God for forgiveness all the time. Because He is loving and gracious, He heeds my requests and wipes my heart clean when I bow before Him and confess. He removes my sins as far “as the east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12, NLT). And yet, more often than not, these sins are still as plain as day to me. God may see me as white as snow, completely purified, but when I see myself, I still see the long list of sins that I have committed.
Imagine the shower doors completely speckled with water droplets. I squeegee one shower door, removing all trace of water and scum, making it completely transparent. I then switch the doors and for a moment and the uncleaned door is directly behind the cleaned one. No longer does my first door look immaculate at all – I can only see the water and scum on the second door. It is as if I never cleaned anything. All the dirt and scum and water are still there.
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