Tears for Fears once sang about releasing emotions in their song Shout. “Shout, shout, let it all out; These are the things I can do without, come on – I’m talking to you.” Meanwhile, a laundry product called Shout claimed they could remove any spot on clothing by applying their special ingredients to make stains disappear. While one brings back great memories and the other a mother’s dream, this blog is devoted to giving a shout out to words of the prophet Zechariah.
According to Zechariah 3:1, Satan is like a stain that just won’t come out, permanently damaging our spiritual clothes. Left with filthy clothing, tainted by sin, these blemishes are a constant remainder of our imperfections, Zechariah 3:3. Just when your mind comes to grips with this helpless state, an angel intervenes. Shouting it out, this angel provides first class dry cleaning, replacing the old with a new outfit, Zechariah 3:4-5.
Serving as a spiritual laundry detergent, the Lord Almighty has a special day planned. Revealed in Zechariah 3:9, God plans to remove all the sins of this land in a single day. News like this is comparable to the excitement demonstrated by the prodigal son on the day he returned to his father, Luke 15:20. Therefore, don’t act nonchalantly; rather stand up and shout it out, rejoicing about the forgiveness, grace and mercy poured out upon you and me to erase our dirty laundry.
by Jay Mankus