Recently a friend asked if I had bought a new car. I looked at my 2002 van and answered ‘no’. She said it looked so new. I realized the reason she said this was because I had just run the van through a carwash a couple of weeks before. I had received a coupon for a free carwash and decided it was time to wash off the crud which had been caked on for over a year.
Which brought me to this thought. Our lives are like that. We acquire crud over a period of time. If we don’t ‘wash’ it off, it just keeps piling on. However, God gave us a ‘free pass’ in the person of Jesus Christ. When we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we are washed and sparkle like new. Sure, there will be dents and dings which will continue to show up and we’ll still have to maintain our lives, by spending time in the Bible, engage with others and spend time with God during the day. However if we maintain this routine, our lives will be replenished and we will shine for the Lord!
Have you accepted God’s ‘free pass’?