The Spotman

While I was waiting for my truck to be repaired I overheard one of the mechanics say to the shop foreman, “There is a spot on the inside one of our new cars that I cannot get out.”

“Call the spotman,” came the reply.

This was a new thing for me and so I was very curious when about 30 minutes later a spotless shiny red pickup arrived and disgorged a fat fellow with a spray bottle. I watched him disappear into the shop only to emerge a few minutes later with a huge smile on his face. “Done,” he said.

As he drove away I wondered what secret formula he had in that spray bottle that the car dealer needed but obviously could not get for himself.

Macbeth needed the spotman. We all need the spotman. Fortunately for us He does exist and “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 The promises are plentiful. Try this one. Ephesians 1:7-8 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”

I would imagine the spotman used only as much cleaner as needed. Our God goes over board. He is lavish with His spot remover and with a great bonus that comes along with it: wisdom and understand.

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 27, 2002
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