That is why one of the most important pieces of camping equipment is the water purifier. This little device can take dirty, contaminated, unsafe water and make it potable. Water which was unfit for human consumption can now be life saving.
Likewise, as we progress through life, we sin. I was about to say some big, some small, but that is only in our eyes. To God sin is sin. And sin contaminates the purity of our lives. It robs us of our peace and our joy. It makes us emotionally, spiritually, and in some cases, physically sick. Some of us may feel that we have polluted our life so badly, that there is nothing that can make it pure again. But that is just not so.
For just like with water, purity can be regained, because we have a purifier, Jesus, who “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. (Isaiah 1:18) All we have to do is remember that if we “confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) (Emphasis added)
So let us not despair over past mistakes, but repent and be purified so that our changed lives might point others to the One who provides life-changing water.
“… but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)