Before all my Barbies, Star Wars, and Doctor Who toys, I had this Tiggr stuffed animal. It’s been with me for more than two decades! Over time Tiggr accumulated years worth of dust, dirt, and mold that he seemed beyond repair. Despite that (and since I believe in second chances) I had it dry-cleaned and it was such a joy to see it in its actual color! I was smiling when the laundromat lady handed over to me my treasured childhood toy.
Then I realized that no matter how messy or “dirty” our lives were, we can always be washed clean through the blood shed by Jesus Christ on the cross. And He would always welcome us back into His loving arms with a smile no matter how grim, messy, or chaotic our past was. 😄