The desirable effect of purification is to make us more valuable, more Christ-like. God comes to us this morning as a washer and refiner. He possesses all the ingredients to make us clean, and He has done so by His mercy and love.
It is the goodness of God that would dare provide us with anything at all. But this is the God we worship: a God who refines, washes, and makes whole.
This table is for those who have experienced the glories of a true washing. This table is for those who have been baptized by the waters of baptism and sanctified by the continual refining of God the Father through the Son, and by the Holy Spirit.