One of the myths people believe in:
“My sin is just my sin and it never really affects others other than myself.”
Having an infant in diapers makes you think of certain similarities between sin and dirty diapers.
I remember when one of my sons was with his grandpa. He was less than 1 year old. We were eating dinner in a famous Shabu-shabu restaurant in Greenhills. Because grandpa wanted to play with my son, he carried him. Then an interesting experience came in 3 stages:
1. We hear some peculiar sound.
2. Then an interesting odor filled the room.
3. Afterwhich, brown liquid started to ooze out of his diaper onto his grandpa’s arms.
I know it’s gross but guess what, so is sin, especially in God’s eyes.
When we sin, it doesn’t just affect us. It affects everyone else around the ‘diaper’.
Good news? Though He absolutely doesn’t need to but He does come and cleans up our mess as we come to Him in humility and repentance.
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)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)