There was a day in the not so distant past that I walked upstairs (getting a whiff of extreme mint) to find that my son had lotioned himself up in…. BLUE TOOTHPASTE! He had taken his shirt off to make sure he didn’t miss one spot of himself not to mention his bedroom window looked like we were looking out a submarine window into some tropical crystal clear blue waters! I think the look on my face must have have been one of dumbfounded curiosity…what would possess my child to do this?!?! He just looked up at me sweetly then extended his little arm up to me offering me the near empty tube of paste (like maybe I’d like a turn). Somehow this reminds me of something very cool in Scripture!
John 19:33-36 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you may also believe. These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken”. (Other scriptures that mention this Ex. 12:46, Psalm 34: 19-20.) Why do you think not a bone would be broken in Jesus body?! Well, where is blood produced?! IN THE BONES!!! His shed blood is the atoning sacrifice for all of our sin and since His bones were never broken what a symbol to ensure that there will ALWAYS be a never ending constant flow of His atoning blood!!!! SUPER WOW! That’s probably why Paul in Romans 5:20-21 says, where sin increased, grace increased all the more so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. -Our God is so awesome!! You can not sin so far that His blood would not be enough to cover it, praise Him!!
So how does this tie in with the toothpaste debacule… well track with me here… and maybe you just needed to see the seemingly never ending flow of blue toothpaste EVERYWHERE!! But as I’m cleaning it up I find that toothpaste is quite the cleaning agent!! It makes everything brighter and whiter (try it on your tennis shoes I’m not kidding!) so it is with His blood. Nothing is stronger and can make my heart whiter and in His grace and mercy has provided a never ending flow of it for all of us!! Choose to live fresh, whole, bright and white! Choose Jesus.