For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kick it to the Curb

Ephesians 1:6-8a
…to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. 

On Friday morning the garbage trucks weave in and out of our town’s streets. They stop by house after house picking up the trash left out the night before. On Thursdays we gather up all of our rubbish and fill our cans with the unwanted junk, everything from used tissues to the science experiments that grow in my fridge (not as much as when the kids were home). My wonderful husband rolls the can to the curb to await pick-up, leaving us thankful that the stuff is taken away and not left to smell up the neighborhood.

Our sin much like the trash could be left to fester and stink, destroying our lives and hurting the people around us. But, God says in his word that we need to lay down our sins at his feet and ask for forgiveness. He wants to lavish us with his grace. He wants us to recognize that he forgives us. He wants us to kick our spiritual trash to the curb so he can take it away and bury it forever. God sent Jesus to earth as a sacrifice for our sins. He loves us and wants us to know that his grace covers us. Praise the Lord for his love and grace.

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