Are Your Dishes Washed?

Am I the only person who goes to bed with dishes in the sink? How often do you wash your dishes: after every meal, at the end of the day, in the morning, whenever? Do you hand wash or use the dishwasher or both?

There are many reasons as to why people leave dishes in their sinks- a water bill controls the daily water amount, not enough dishes in the dishwasher to make a full load, growing up being conservative with water usage, saving the dishes to wash after supper, etc. I can think of many reasons as to why dishes remain in the sink throughout the day.

Researching the history of washing dishes, I came across several books written over the years to help the new bride, bachelor, or give the homemaker insight of being efficient in keeping a home. I became enlightened as to how one should wash dishes. I understand that this type of research may not be of interest to most people, but I am intrigued with the evolving domesticated housewife.

Modern conveniences have made the impossible mundane chore easier and expeditious. Yet, I do not have a dish washer, so we wash by hand using the traditional method of hot soapy water, rinsing, and drying on a mat or towel. Consequently, do you rinse or wash your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher? Why? Does this give the dishes an extra boost of cleanliness?

Let’s go beyond the washing of everyday dishes and focus on the cleaning of the decor dishes. How often do you wash/dust the dishes being utilized as decorations? Spring teapots are displayed on my China cabinet and butler’s buffet. I have a presentation of blue and white plate collection on the dining room wall. Seasonal bowls and figurines are perched on top of the refrigerator and small stands and tables in the living room.

These decor items are cleaned/dusted once or twice a week to keep the friendly dust particles down. Sometimes, I wash them in the sink. No matter when or how often these show pieces are being “washed.”

But I want to go further with this thinking and ask the question, “Are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb?” Um, where am I going with this? I went from washing dishes to washing sins. I am making a metaphorical comparison here.

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood?

In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?

Are your garments spotless, are they white as snow?

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Hoffman, 1878

I wanted to take a moment and question how often do we go to God and clean ourselves. Do we talk to God once a day, once a week, only in time of need, or given praise when things go our way?

There are many book compilations about seeking and finding strength in God. I have a plethora of books from devotionals to commentaries referencing Bible verses. I do not disagree with reading these genres but I rely heavily on the primary source, the Bible.

We have easier access to reading and researching the Bible with modern conveniences. We can read any time and anywhere. How great is this!

Easter is April 17th. Jesus bled for our sins. His sacrifice was to wash and clean us.

Are you washed in the blood?

May you find comfort in knowing that His blood washes away our sins as I have.

Blessings, Jan

Published by jnstover

I am a new retiree due to health issues. I am a former educator who in return was a student to the many personalities in my classroom. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I am building one stick at a time in my life as I adjust/accept my current season of being a homemaker.

One thought on “Are Your Dishes Washed?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: