While I wait for some pictures for my next post, we’ll all thank God our pool is not so dirty as this one. This pool once belonged to Herod, the Roman governor, in Caesarea. It reminds me of the verse:
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags. (Isaiah 62:6)
We remedy this not with chlorine bleach or algaecide or a good sweeper, but with another verse in Isaiah (1:18)
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)
You can read another pool story in Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends.