One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town,
taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.
Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat.
"Mom, I'm thinking of something." This announcement usually meant he had
been pondering some fact for a while and was now ready to expound all that
his seven-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
What are you thinking?" I asked.
"The rain," he began, "is like sin and the windshield wipers are like God
wiping our sins away." After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able
"That's really good, Matthew." Then my curiosity broke in. How far would
this little boy take this revelation? So I asked...
"Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?"
Matthew didn't hesitate one moment with his answer: "We keep on sinning,
and God just keeps on forgiving us."
I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on. Isn't it comforting
to know that God does keep forgiving us. That all we have to do is ask Him to
come into our lives and He will keep washing our sins away.
Hope each of you remember this when you turn on your wipers.