Cleaning House for Jesus
I thought about this tonight when Dave and I lit our candle and read the scripture in our quiet house. We’ve been doing some upgrading of kitchen and baths that has created a much bigger mess than anticipated. Every kitchen drawer had to be wiped out, and most of the pantry food had to be thrown away. Sugar, flour, anything that had been opened had tile chips and granite dust in it. All the can goods and all the dishes washed. While emptying all the kitchen drawers I found a lot of accumulated things that needed to be thrown away, like old keys, and dead batteries. The drawers and cabinets are all clean and organized now with old junk in the trash.
I feel strangely exhilarated by this drawer cleansing. I mean, who really cares? No one sees them but me anyway. But I think this will be my new Advent custom. Go into the pantry, the closet, my heart, hidden places no one else sees and toss out all the old junk. Cleanse. Rethink, Organize. Apologize, go to confession. Get rid of all that dust. Do something for someone. Breathe and enjoy. Clean House. Jesus is coming.