I was recently tending to my little black pot, which I was using sea salt to scrub and wipe it because we accidentally left it in the outdoor kitchen and when it stormed the wind blew rain mist in through the screened windows and so it already rusted the little pot as it sat their from frying fish the other day. While I was tending to it to remove the rust I realized that the grime and rust didn’t simply come off, but it actually clung to my hands and it completely covered what I used to wipe and scrub it with the sea salt. It “transferred” the rusty/grimy filth to them.
It meant something to me because I was picturing that this was what happened on the cross. God didn’t only remove our sins, he placed them all on Christ, and he died with them on him.
God took our filth and placed it on Christ. Our filth transferred to him. That’s how we were made clean. Being reminded of this again meant a lot to me today. It wasn’t just a rusty/grimy pot this morning. God used it to remind me of the gift.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon him; And with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one to his own way; And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, Yet he opened not his mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before her shearers is silent, So he openeth not his mouth.”- Isaiah 53:5-7
“Ye Are the salt of the earth…” – Matthew 5:13
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” – John 1:29
Submitted by @ Amelia Barr