I woke up this morning and looked out my window. Today is trash collection day in my neighborhood, and I saw a pile of open rubbish on the roadway a few houses down. Something must have torn open the trash bag or something. What impressed me though, was that someone else was cleaning up the mess; someone who didn’t “belong” to that trash.
And it got me thinking.
We are all sinners, every single one of us. Being sinners, we are chock full of “trash”, and everyone’s trash is different. Sometimes, Satan tears us open and our trash is exposed for the world to see. This can be quite embarrassing, to say the least, as nobody likes to have their trash made public. Once everyone has seen your garbage, they remember you for it for the rest of your life.
But we are blessed, because we have someone who will clean up our embarrassing trash: Jesus Christ. Our junk isn’t his responsibility, but that doesn’t stop him. He will come to you, clean up your garbage, and take away the filth and embarrassment of sin. We don’t have to pay him to do this, and we don’t have to owe him any favors. All we have to do is simply let him clean up the trash.
Thank God for the gift of mercy and forgiveness, thank God for the gift of forgiveness, thank God for the free offer of Salvation through Christ.
Praise God, and Amen.