Growing up I have learnt about God most effectively in pictures and over time I have come to believe that the things we see are a shadow of the spiritual things we don’t see (physically).
So one day I sat at home feeling very lazy, so lazy that I gave myself the ultimate excuse ‘I didn’t go anywhere today, I’m not dirty so I don’t need to wash’ but then again as a whiff of silly embarrassment flushed down my body I got up and ran to take a shower…
It got me thinking though, why do we really have a wash?
I mean if the only reason is to wash off the dust on our bodies from the day then we can avoid baths if we sit indoors away from dust and dirt right?
Okay picture this, pick a room, a very neat room and stay there, away from the dirt outside, don’t shower, don’t wash, just sit in the clean room. One day, two days, three days…
You will begin to stink.
The real dirt we physically wash off is from the inside. When you finally leave That room, you’d probably rush into the bathroom to have a wash with Water. A normal person does this atleast once daily. (unless of course your carrying out this experiment literally).
We are washed by the water of the Word daily. When we don’t, we begin to stink.
Extend the days and you’d probably choke on your fowl smell, so you see? You become the carcass that you really are, slowly but surely if you keep up with that act, just be there don’t wash up, dirt will be extremely obvious, you will decay eventually.
To not wash with the Word daily is to embrace corruption. Where there is no purification, there’s only one thing left, it’s antithesis… death.
The washing of the word transforms us. As we expose our lives to the cleansing refreshing waters of Christ the Living Word of God, we become Life eternal. This is the hope we have, that when you have a wash you will come out fresh, clean, feeling lighter we are cleansed.
So until 2 Corinthians 5:4 is fulfilled, keep Washing 🙂
2 Corinthians 5:4 : ‘…for we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened not for that we would be unclothed, but further clothed upon, that mortality may be swallowed up of Life. ‘