So I fell for the advertising on Facebook. It was a men's dress company. They were advertising how their shirts are practically indestructible, stain proof, and will never fade. Their shirt materials were material that came from NASA and the price you paid for their product was justified by the claims made.
Hook, line, and sinker! I fell for the advertising. I purchased a white shirt as white dress shirts and I do not mix. I was excited about the reality of never having to get rid of this white shirt because it will never stain, not wear down. You guessed it, after just the third wash, that pristine white shirt turned . . . well, not white any longer.
Have you ever fell for something that sounded good, but really wasn't? When you fell for it, how did it make you feel? For me, it makes me feel . . . dirty. I should have known better than to fall for that . . . sometimes . . . again! As human beings, we all struggle with not being clean spiritually. We all fall for the lies and temptations of the enemy of God and are left feeling . . . dirty.
In our communion thought for today, Judas was going to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that. But most importantly, Jesus realized that not all of his disciples were CLEAN! What does it mean to be clean? We will explore that question in the thought for today. May God help us desire to be cleaned by Him and in doing so, may we rightly represent Him in all we do.
So, until the next time, this is Pastor Tello reminding you that thoughts do change lives!
Pastor Howard Tello