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Heaven’s Launderer


God’s Thoughts to Me

Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool (Isaiah 55:18, NLT).

The Scarlet Woman


Once there was a woman-girl, heavily burdened with a heart lost in darkness, filled with sin and shame.

She heard rumors of a Launderer who was washing the world’s laundry without any cost for He already paid it all.

So she went on a journey, desperately searching for this wonderful Man.

She offered her filthy rags of rejection, neglect and abuse to every laundryman who advertised in this Launderer’s name.


The bigger, brighter and noisier their advertising, the more her confidence grew.

Although every launderer promised her the sun, the moon and a fair amount of the stars, she always left worse for wear.

Her dirty heart was still silently screaming in despair, wet with pain; hopelessly flapping in the wind.

None of their miracle-working washing detergents seemed to clean her conscience of her crippling, condemning guilt which tried to consume her alive.


Each laundromat had their own brand of secret soap they claimed to be better and have more magic power than the soap bells next door.

Yet, they discarded her in ignorance, dirtier than before with new layers upon layers of religious soot and grime.

One day she found an unobtrusive launderette. The front door was made of pearls with a door bell tinkling like a love song.


With trepidation she entered, counting the few precious pennies she had left after paying nearly all her livelihood to the previous launderers whose only business seemed to be money laundering.

When she realized she had nothing left and was wasting away of fear, filth and thirst, tears of sorrow trickled down her cheeks.

The Launderer gently wiped the tears from her eyes and mixed them with His blood as He gathered her into His Loving Embrace.


He took her scarlet sins and hand-washed them as white as snow. He took her crimson red shame and transformed it into a garment as silky-soft as the wool of a little lamb.

He clothed her sinful nakedness with His Robe of Endless Love and fed her starving, empty heart with the blessings and bounty of Heaven’s mercy and grace.

Much love and sweet blessings XX.




I live in a small seaside town on the south-east coast of South Africa. I suffer from fybromyalgia/constant fatigue syndrome. I trust in the Lord Jesus for grace and strength to survive from day to day. He provides me with this and more and I therefore like to try and encourage others with the same illness. I am married and I am the proud mother of two grown sons.

129 thoughts on “Heaven’s Launderer

    1. Hi Judith
      Thank you for always being such an encourager! I am always delighted to link-up at your place every Wednesday.
      Blessings XX

    1. Oh, it takes us all some time before we realize that there is nothing we can do to cleanse ourselves or no one else for that matter except our Lord Jesus and that through His blood alone. Once we realize that, we can go to our Pappa like the tax collector and ask for mercy for we then truly realize what sinners we truly are! Thanks for visiting.
      Blessings XX

    1. Dear Jen
      Oh, there is just nothing that can be compared to being clothed in the life of our resurrected Lord Jesus. He is our Righteousness.
      Blessings XX

  1. Mia,
    I love how you write in lyrical allegory of how God has rescued you and how His love is so real and beautiful in your life….So happy to read last time that your son’s hand is healed and he is getting married…Congrats…what joy for all of you…XO

    1. Dear Dolly
      Thank you, dear friend. I know you often prayed for Simon’s hand and I really appreciate your kind heart. He has caught up with all the work he was unable to do as well. Our Pappa’s grace is just so amazing and endless! I cannot wait to become a mother to that sweet wonderful girl Simon is going to marry!!
      Much love to you XX

    1. Dear Lyli
      Thank you for your kind encouraging words, dear friend! Yes, I sometimes still feel like I want to pinch myself to make sure that this incredible life in our Lord Jesus is not just a dream!
      Sweet blessings XX

  2. Wow! Beautiful story of hope and redemption-not so different than my own. So glad I’m not wearing those rags of shame and guilt any longer!

    1. Hi Alecia
      Yes, what a joy when our Lord Jesus changes our Cinderella outfits of shame and guilt with His beautiful robes of Righteousness.
      Sweet blessings XX

    1. Hi Jennifer
      Thank you, dear friend, and for always being such a gracious hostess! I love visiting your blog with all your wisdom which I itself is also a gift from our Lord’s hand.
      Blessings XX

    1. Dear Jennifer
      Yes, His love for us and the whole plan of His redemption is like a song and melody of angels! One day we will join them in worshipping before our Pappa’s Throne!
      Blessings XX

  3. This redemption story never gets old for me. Such a beautiful reminder of how we seek and search and try to fill the holes in our souls, but there’s only One that we really need. I’m so thankful that He sees us with love and forgives us with grace.

    Christy @ A Heartening Life

    1. Dear Christy
      Yes, dear one, we try just about anything that seems to give us the security our hearts crave, but there is only One who can give us this precious gift; our dearest Lord Jesus!
      Blessings XX

  4. Lovely post, Mia! I just loved all the laundry posts this past week. Thanks for sharing your encouragement to turn to the one true Launderer.

    1. Dear sweet Holly
      I think it is His perseverance that draws us to Him in the end! Who can withstand so much love!
      Blessings XX

  5. Mia!! Mia!! Oh my! I have goosebumps! This is my story! So much of it rings familiar to me! Thank you, thank you for sharing!! Simply beautiful!!!
    (visiting from Winsome Wednesday)

    1. Dear Amy
      This is the truth of all of us, dear one! What a blessings to realize how lost we actually are and how much we need our Savior. Knowing that and the ability of reaching out to Him, my friend, is also a gift from His hand.
      Blessings XX

  6. This is so beautiful, Mia. It describes the Savior’s redemptive power so very well. Thank God for Jesus’ cleansing ability, through the precious blood HE shed on Calvary, just to save an undeserving world!

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