As a kid, I delighted in playing in the pine woods behind the house. The swath of trees separated my parents' property from a private country club. With my sister and neighbors, we'd create elaborate "houses" by raking the decomposing pine needles and leaves to make mounds. By rake, I mean we'd use our feet and hands to clear 20 - 30 ft areas. Can you guess what mom said before dinner when she saw our darkened hands?
That's what God says to us. The invitation to the divine includes a simple invite to get washed. To be made clean in the waters of baptism. God promises to wash away the sins. We need to remember this daily.
Baptism isn't a once and done deal. Seriously, would you only take one shower/bath in your life time? So every day, please remember God's love and forgiveness. Martin Luther quipped: "Every morning when I wash my face, I remember my baptism."