"And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus." (Mark 9:2-4)
Today’s Morsel: Probably, some of the first laundry mats or dry cleaners were done in olden times. The fuller was a person who cleaned clothes. When I was in Vietnam, we had a hutch maid, or lady, who did our laundry for us for a small wage. It wasn’t uncommon to see them using a bar of soap to rub the clothes, place them in a tub of water, and stomp around on them with their feet to help make them clean. They were like the agitator in the washing machine. They always did such a great job of cleaning our clothes. The fullers field and the fullers soap was the location and cleaning solution used to clean clothes. It was usually located outside of the city walls due to the smell. Apparently, they did a good job, as we see by Mark’s statement about Jesus' garments on the mount of transfiguration. “And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.” I believe that Jesus is the greatest fuller ever. Not only does He clean our garments, but He cleanses our hearts as well.
Sing: He is fairer than the lily of the valley, He is brighter than the morning star, He is pure than the snow, fresher than the breeze, lovelier than all of these.