For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us!
– 2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus the most perfect man to ever walk the earth. He had no sin, no blemishes, he was perfect. A metaphor to portray Jesus’ sinlessness and our constant sinning is put into beautiful perspective by a great blogger historywithbrandon. You can visit his blog here.
We start off our lives wearing expensive and irreplaceable white robes. We are walking on this narrow and long path called life and become thirsty. You look around for anything to satisfy your need. Then, you see this mysterious man selling fruit punch. Being so overwhelmed by thirst you drink so fast and spill half of it on your pristine white robe. It’s stained, it’s dripping with fruit punch. Your father will be upset with you.
So you start running. No matter how tired you are from your long and painful walk on the path called life; you keep on running. You are crying from all the shame of staining your irreplaceable white robe. Each time you pass someone, you turn and don’t let them see your stains and tears. You hide your filth. You are desperate to clean your now blood red robe.
Along the path, you find some carelessly left bleach. The bottle is so old with dirt all over. To even unscrew the cap you get dirt all over your hands and wipe it on your robe. You wash your robe and all the stains look like they are gone. But at close expectation, you see they are still there. Again and again you drop spaghetti or smudge chocolate on your robe. As soon as it gets on there you run to get your bottle of bleach and wash your robe back into perceived perfection.
After years of using bleach, your robe is withered and horribly stained, it can be easily pulled apart and ripped. A man with shining light came up to you and saw you were in need of new clothes. So he gave you temporary clothes and washed your old ones with a product called Mr. Christ’s Water of Life – tough sin remover. It was like it was brand new. It was not rough and scratchy, it was smooth and soft.
You chased him and embraced him. You and Mr. Christ sat down and talked for hours. He told me about his book – his manual. You decided he was an amazing man who never needed to use his product, in fact he never stained his clothes! You read his book and fell in love with him. If he was this great, you wanted to follow him. You gave up your old life and follow in his foot steps on the path called life.