The title of this lesson brings to mind the use of an etch-a-sketch. Do you recall something that you may have believed to be a wonderful work of art being completely and easily wiped away? That is what Jesus does for us when we repent and accept him as savior - wipe away the sin from our hearts. Jesus gave many parables to illustrate the process of wiping away sin and beginning life anew. Those that involve healing of the blind, cleansing of leprosy, and even raising the dead come to mind. The most prominent, though, is the command that a cleansed heart should be filled with God's presence so that the demons cannot come back to reclaim an empty soul (Matthew 12:43-45).
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