Several years ago, a friend of mine posted a picture of her four-year-old, Cooper, on Facebook. He was covered with mud, and wasn’t the least bit concerned about it. The thing is, I’m pretty sure Cooper didn’t get up that morning thinking he’d find a mud puddle to play in, but when he went outside and saw the puddle, well…. boys will be boys.
When the excitement of playing in the mud puddle had run its course, Cooper’s mom washed him off, put him in clean dry clothes, gave him a hug, and sent him out to discover other adventures.
We’re all somewhat the same as young Cooper. We go into each day with good intentions, but as various “opportunities” present themselves, we sometimes give in to our human nature and dive into something we know we should avoid. Fortunately, when we do, Jesus is right there to wash us clean.
Someday, Cooper and his mom will laugh about all the things he did when he was growing up.
And maybe one day we’ll be able to sit with Jesus and laugh about the foolish things we did while we were “growing up” too.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20