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Psalm 51:7

Earlier this week, I decided to organize a bathroom drawer.  I threw out some ponytail holders that our daughter wore years ago.  When I got to the back of the dark drawer, I discovered an unused Q-tip, with unkempt fuzzy ends.  It didn’t surprise me it could fuzz-out like that.  What did surprise me was that it had yellowed.  I hadn’t seen a yellowed Q-tip before.  We’ve lived in this house over a decade, so it looks like it got shoved to the back of the drawer and left for years.

Let’s pretend the old, yellowed Q-tip represents an unrepentant sinner that has run away from God.  Are you an old, yellowed Q-tip?  Is someone you know an old, yellowed Q-tip?  If so, you, or someone you know, can be a new, whitened Q-tip.  Jesus can make anyone whiter than snow.

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1 Peter 1:13-25

Not long ago I noticed a license plate that said, “No Saint.”  It appeared that whoever got that license plate, was so proud of being a sinner, they wanted to advertise it to the public and paid more for the specialty plate.

So what is a saint?  Merriam-Webster says a saint is:  “a person who is officially recognized by the Christian church as being very holy because of the way he or she lived”

In 1 Peter, we read that Jesus commanded us to be holy like Him.  When Jesus comes back, do you think the person with the “No Saint” license plate will still be proud (if they’re still around)?  My guess is that they’d try to hide it, but there’s no hiding from Jesus.