Hope you remember from my previous post that we had just purchased a second hand 24 feet boat. And since it has been in the sea water for a long time, we have to bring it on land to see how it looks under and do what is necessary.
As you can see under the boat, something must be done.
this how it looks like under....
And my husband used a high-pressure washer to remove all the dirt and me a piece of wood to scrape the shells that was stuck under the boat. It was really a hard work.
And after many hours of work, we managed to remove all the dirt under the boat. But guess what? Now we are the ones who needs to be cleaned. Not only that, our bodies were aching. I supposed we are not so young anymore.
Anyway, my husband has to let the boat to dry first before he can repair and repaint the damages . So I was glad to hear that coz we really need a long hot shower and rest for our aging body.
This boat is actually like us human. Although we are not under the seawater to absorb all the dirt under the sea, but we are in this world and are surrounded with every kinds of filthy things that can make our mind, soul and spirit like a garbage dump if we just let it happen. But it happen more or less whether we like it or not. And when that happens, then how can we make us clean? We can use all kinds of soap, sponge, scrub to clean our physical body and it helps for a while, until we get dirty again.
But how about our soul and spirit? Soap and water can't do the job. But isn't so amazing that Jesus did all the dirty work for us? We don't have to scrub and to spend many hours of cleaning and repairing ourselves coz Jesus came to do that for us. We only need to put our lives into His hands and let him do the job.
King David's prayer!
And we should be our prayer too. Create in us a clean heart God.