Recently the county road-striping crew was at work near our home. They re-striped one of the roads close to us, and, well, it’s … interesting.
Now to be fair, I guess it’s possible that the guys that normally do that job were on vacation. So, perhaps, these folks were just fill-ins. I don’t know.
But, anyway, they didn’t clean up anything first. They just painted. Right over top of weeds that were growing, small branches that had fallen, even an aluminum can. White paint marking the side of the road obliterated leaves and insects. But when the first rain came afterward, those twigs and leaves were washed away, leaving a silhouette of their shape surrounded by white paint.
Like I said, it’s interesting.
Aren’t you glad that’s not what the Lord does with your sins? He doesn’t just cover them with some pretty paint. They’re not hidden beneath a veneer of make-up. No, because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, they’re gone!
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
“As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)
They’re not just hiding. They’re erased. Wiped out. Taken away. They’re gone!
(By the way, after finding the raccoon photo above, I don’t feel quite so bad about the job our local guys and gals did.)