POTS AND PANS TEARS

I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Isaiah 43:25 

Just as I am, and waiting not
to rid my soul of one dark blot
to thee whose blood can cleanse each spot
O Lamb of God, I come, I come. 

A story that Bonny tells is of when she was helping to take care of her grandmother and was washing the pots and pans. As Bonny set them to the side to dry, her grandmother would come in and see drops of water still on the metal and in some cases where it had moved down the pot/pan leaving a trail before drying. 

Her grandmother would describe it as the pots and pans were shedding tears because they hadn’t been dried properly before putting them aside. Bonny would wipe them down so there weren’t any tears. 

To leave the pots and pans with the “tear stains” is somewhat like the blot of sin on our souls and only the Master can remove them. Not only remove them, but then He says He will (an act of will) remember them no more! Only God can blot out our sin and then forget that we ever sinned in the first place! 

That’s why I love the verse from “Just As I Am” – “ . . . to ride myself of one dark blot,”. Actively running to God to have our sins forgiven and forgotten – how great a love is that?