by Ruth-Ann Thompson
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6, New King James Version.
Growing up, I thought there was only one way to wash dishes. But life has taught me differently.
Think for a moment about how you do the simple, seemingly-never-ending task of keeping those plates and cups and bowls clean. Some people use a sponge or brush; some use a dishcloth. Some rinse the dishes thoroughly first, then wash them in a sink full of hot, soapy water. Some put the detergent directly on cloth, sponge or brush; others don’t use soap at all. Some rinse after washing; some dry after rinsing. Some wash the dishes before they place them in the dishwasher to wash them again.
Perhaps the doldrums of dishwashing are so routine that you don’t really stop to think about what you are doing. But today, spend some time thinking about the how’s and why’s of dishwashing. Note that your way of washing is probably different from your neighbor’s, your sister’s or even the person who taught you how.
As you wash, remember that, unlike the assortment of methods to dishwashing, there is only one way to the Kingdom—through your relationship with Jesus, our Savior and Messiah. There simply is no other way. Accept Him fully into your life today and be washed clean from all your sins and failings.
He’s waiting for you to accept Him.