Making the Mundane Matter – No. 2

Second Contact

THE BATHROOM:

WASHING AND BATHING

“Jesus said unto him, ‘Go, wash…’  He went away therefore and washed, and came seeing.”  

John 9:7

Jesus bids us wash.  But to Him it was always the sacrament of a clean heart.  May we not, by practice, turn all our washing into such a sacrament?  The habit would open our eyes too, that we might see Him.

“Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”

Psalm 51:7

Make this prayer as you wash, and you will be clean without and within.

“Let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 

2 Corinthians 7:1

Washing is always thought of in the Bible as a double action, bodily and spiritual.  If we were to form that habit of thought, we would come consciously into His presence every time we washed, receiving the cleansing of His forgiveness and reunion with Him.

“He began to wash the disciples’ feet.”

John 13:5

Even so humble a task as washing the feet is divine, for He has done it.  Your own feet are sacred to Him who washed human feet.

“He is like fuller’s soap.”

Malachi 3:2

So even soap has been used as an image of Jesus, so that your cake if soap may call Him to your mind, and be a sacrament of His cleansing presence.

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About deerfeet

I am a home-educating mother of four children. We live on a small holding in Wales and my husband is active in local politics and the lead pastor of our church, Festival Church.
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