Don’t get poop in the bathwater
Being in charge of nightly bath-time for my 12 week old baby boy has revealed to me a new obsessive compulsive tendency. Every bath includes time spent in soapy water followed by a clean water rinse into the front of the tub, while the dirty water flows out a hole in the back (I tell Terrell that it’s a waterfall, but it’s just me directing the water past his head). Anyway…occasionally He will have an untimely bowel movement, which will leave him bathing in his own poop! One time I didn’t know it until I lifted him out! The point is…I would NEVER just pull him out of poop water and towel him off. We will repeat the process as many times as it takes for him to be clean. As his dad, I want him to be absolutely clean.
I think God must feel this way about me when I choose to think about, watch, or participate in the things that disgust him. I wonder if God is thinking “I didn’t go through all this to have you still be filthy”. I’m so thankful that God cares enough to keep cleaning up my mess! God help me to be Holy and pure like you!