By Karen O’Connor:
Over the weekend my husband and I decided to wash our cars by hand. We uncoiled the garden hose, pulled out the car-washing soap, and piled clean towels and rags on a nearby bench. Then we set to work. However, I have to say this is not my favorite thing to do even though I always like the result.
“I’d much rather write a book than wash a car,” I told Charles, as I worked on the windows. “This is hard work.” I wiped my brow and took sips of water to keep from keeling over in the hot sun. But then as I worked, I discovered that I was finding God while washing my car.
I saw a spiritual analogy right away. It seems that is happening for me all the time these days. No matter what I do I find God! As I scrubbed my car, hosed and dried it off, and polished the windows, I thought about how God must often do the same with me—in the spiritual sense. He stands me up and hoses me down, cleansing me of my mistakes and foibles and sins and goof-ups so I am presentable in his sight once again.
If a thorough cleaning is good for my car how much better it is for me.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
(Psalm 51:7 the Bible).
Finding God while washing my car is a good reminder of my need to be made clean and fresh and new in the sight of the Lord. If you would like the same result, I invite you to pick up a copy of the Bible and start reading The New Testament where you will meet Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
View this informative YouTube video featuring some great tips from a Ford engineer on to wash your car on your own and get a perfect result.
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to the Finding God Daily blog. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com, on Facebook or follow on Twitter @karenoconnor.