Uriah Needed a Good Washing

After so many miles, and so many miles that were definitely the opposite of bug-free, Uriah needed a bath. Jesse took the time to work on him last Saturday.

A ladder helps.
At home, we have a pressure washer that Jesse uses.
Even with a pressure washer it still takes a lot of scrubbing by hand to get the bugs off.

Part of normal life is cleaning. Everyone in some fashion has to clean (i.e. even washing your hands!). Life requires it. It’s something we do. Some enjoy it more than others, but a homemaker is wise if she learns to enjoy it :-).

As important as physical cleaning is, our spiritual cleansing is even more important. Dirt is like sin, it doesn’t go away  by itself. It takes sacrifice of time and effort to rid the home of dirt and it took the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to pay the debt of sin that we could not remove ourselves. It also takes daily cleansing of our hearts before the Lord in repentance.

Many do not take or care to spend time in God’s Word each day. May we encourage you, if you haven’t already, to make it a daily habit of cleansing yourself in God’s Word. Don’t allow other things to crowd out that time. Make it your priority. It’s something each of us Maxwells do first thing in our morning :-).


“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” (Psalms 51:7).

“Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart” (Psalms 119:111).

4 thoughts on “Uriah Needed a Good Washing”

  1. Ok, ok. I just received my chastisement for not reading before going online. I’m off.

  2. What a nice reminder…both household cleaning and spiritual cleansing!
    I’ve been looking at the pictures of your family cleaning up Uriah and it reminds me that we need to clean up our little camper, too! We just took it for a family camping trip and we need to ready it for our next trip, possibly to the Creation Museum!
    Blessings to you all!
    Mrs. Beth (and family!!)

  3. Wonderful reminders in this post – – thank you! 🙂 My daily time spent in the Word is so important to me. My day just doesn’t feel “right” until I’ve spent time with the Lord. ~ Looks like Jesse was working hard on Uriah! 🙂
    Blessings, Patti M.

  4. Thank you for the post! How our Lord is sovereign. My daughter and I started working a schedule from the book “Managers of Their Homes” and the first thing on our schedule is time with the Lord. Cleaning house is also on the schedule many times. Serving Him, Sherryl and Kathryn P.

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