Spaghetti Stains


by Kendra-Cameron Jarvis

As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:12 NIV

Has your mom ever tried to remove a spaghetti stain? A big red blotch on the front of your best shirt is almost impossible to remove. She sprays, scrubs, rubs, and sprays some more, then pops the stained clothing into the washer and turns the dial to scorching hot. You pray the stain comes out.

Isn’t it reassuring to know we don’t have to go through these rituals to have our sins forgiven? God made it easy. Close your eyes, sincerely say you are sorry, and repen