Our washing machine is not working right now, so my wife went to her Mom’s house and did a couple of loads of laundry there. When she brought it back home, she laid my clothes out on the bed so that I could put them away. Looking at that stack of clean clothes gave me a good feeling, because I knew that it had required extra effort to get them clean.
We should have a deep feeling of appreciation when we think of what it took to be cleansed of our sins. The sacrificial death of Jesus allows us to be free from the filthy garments of sin and to put on the righteous clothing that Christ gives us.
“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness…”—Isaiah 61:10.