We all have our favorite Bible Verses found in scripture.  One of mine is I John 1:9 which says, “If we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Pastor Floyd Allen from Faxon Baptist Church shared with me how he explained this verse to children. I’d like to share it with you.

He tells the story about a little girl or little  boy who goes to church and realizes they’re a sinner.  The child says, “Lord, I’ve made a lot of bad choices and I know I’m a sinner! The Lord shouts, “Whoopee!” And then he goes over and grabs a hose and washes them off with the blood of Jesus which cleanses them from all sin!”

Now, I know the Lord doesn’t grab a hose and wash us off with the blood of Jesus, but He will cleanse us from all sin which makes Him down right happy! This should make us want to shout “Whoopee!”