My husband spent part of yesterday morning ironing and putting away the clothes he so neatly stacked on the loveseat in our bedroom over the previous week. While putting away his clothes he discovered that our white kitty had decided to sit on his navy blue sweater! This was not a happy moment for Brett, he was annoyed that she hadn’t chosen to sit on the white t-shirts instead.
After Brett shared his irritation at kitty with me an ah-ha moment hit me. When is it that our sin becomes most obvious? When we are in the presence of God. Just like the white hair contrasted with the navy blue sweater is our darkened hearts contrasted with the bright light of God’s goodness. If our hearts aren’t right with God we don’t like to be in His presence because that is when we can see the things that are the opposite of His will for us. I’m sure that you have noticed that it is when we are doing something we shouldn’t that we begin to avoid the presence of God. When we spend time in the presence of God, His light will eliminate our darkness.
Purify me from sin with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 Gods Word Translation