I was cleaning my pool today and when the sun was shining bright on it, it looked perfectly clear then all of a sudden I looked down and saw a whole bunch of dirt and stuff floating around. Then I realized that some clouds had come and covered up the sun so when the water was darker, somehow I could see more dirt. So the dirt was still there, but the sun was so bright, I could only see the brightness reflecting off the water.
Isn’t that what happens when we ask Jesus into our life? We were walking in the flesh as dirty sinners, but now we are walking in the Spirit, sin free. We can’t be seen that way anymore because we are now living in the light and Jesus has cleansed us from all that dirt. Yes, there may still be dirt that needs to be filtered out but when you are walking with Jesus, it’s His perfection that God sees.
“This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.” – 1John 1:5-7