“Blessed are those who wash their robes…”

Haha. Jesus supported laundry. It’s not really laundry day, that’s tomorrow. The point I’m making is this: Every day is laundry day, every day we need to wash our robes in the blood of Christ and re-shoulder our cross.

My devotional this morning was to find an obscure scripture…didn’t work too well, but this was where I turned to.

Anywho, Revelation 7:14-17 promises excellent working conditions for those whose robes are made white in the blood of the Lamb. As a child, I did not understand how something could be washed in red and come out white, didn’t make sense to me, and was never fully explained. Now, I know that we’re not talking colors here, we’re talking appearance before God. It’s not possible for a soiled, dirty robe to be washed in red blood, and come out white. But it is definitely possible that a soiled, dirty robe can be immersed and covered in the blood of the pure and perfect Christ and come out without stain.
Glad you asked.
Imagine, if you will, that we are all born with white robes. Every bad thing we do adds a deep, dark stain to our once spotless white robes. Every wandering of the eye, and purposeful evil deed just makes our robes dirtier and dirtier. One day, we realize that our previously beautiful garment is disgusting and it shames us, we are sure that everyone can see our dirt. So we do all we can to cover it up. We try to conceal the stains of our garments with friends with robes darker than ours, we try to just embrace the appearance of our robe by continuing to make it worse, we even try to clean it ourselves-sure that religious rituals will get the job done, that just stepping foot inside a church will clean us up.
Eventually, after all the covering up, ignoring, and futile attempts to clean it ourselves fail, we look for more help. And, voila, the Jesus who has always been there, strong, mighty hand extended, offers a solution. Jesus lived a perfect life, his appearance never marred by evil thoughts or actions. His solution? If you cover yourself in His blood, which was ultimately shed for you, then when God looks at you, God will see you as spotless.
Worth a try, right? Nothing else worked, and this Jesus character seems pretty legit. You hand over your robe, and Jesus literally washes your robe in His own blood. Even more surprising is that, when He hands it back, it’s not red, but the whitest white you’ve ever seen.

Yes, Jesus has done it for countless humans, and He can do it for you, too.
Whether you’ve known Jesus all your life, have been recently reunited, or you never even met the guy, it’s laundry day. Take your robe, which is sure to have some kind of stain on it, to the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

Be of the many who “have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Praying to see you at the end of the world blowout.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

Amen, Jesus, let it be so.