Debris and Grace

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9

The Move

As I have mentioned on numerous occasions before, we have been in the process of moving – in all things praise the Lord. Unfortunately, as you might imagine, we’ve gained a lot of “stuff” over the last eight years of living in the parsonage.

The next time you take a long, hot shower (if you do that kind of thing) in order to ease your aching joints, think of me; there’s not a joint or muscle that doesn’t ache after all of this! As a matter of fact, it is almost impossible to scratch the back of my shiny head with my right hand…my shoulder is just too messed up.

Essentially, moving contributes to less movement.

The Debris

img_5265I am not going to try to fool you; we are not the best at keeping a spotless house. I can truthfully say that our home never has bugs and it is sanitary; however, don’t expect every square inch to be dust-free…ever.

But as I was l looking at the floor in the empty living room where all of our comfy furniture used to be, I noticed some bits of debris on the floor. It seems that even after a sweeping of the imitation hard wood there were still tiny pieces of stuff like grass, a crumb or two, etc. I guess a little piece of us will always be there somewhere.

It just goes to prove that no matter how often we cleaned, there were always going to be places where we missed…places like under a cabinet, in between a cushion seam, or against the baseboard in a corner.

Grace

Aren’t you glad our salvation is not based on getting rid of every little bit of debris in our lives? I mean, seriously, there are some people who believe that we can become, through a life of total sanctification, clean from all the debris of sin. Some people think that unless every sin is confess before one dies, then one’s salvation is lost. What they don’t realize is that there’s always going to be something somewhere, something hidden and forgotten, that never gets swept away.

That’s why we need grace.

 

 

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9 responses to “Debris and Grace

  1. Pingback: The Recovering Legalist – disue

  2. Great analogy…certainly fits with grace, and our need for it! Blessings and healing of those achy joints and muscles in this season of change!

    • Hey, keep my wife in prayer this evening. I am at the ER with her right now. She fell on the hardwood in the house and landed on her right knee. Swollen bad. And she has taxes to deliver tomorrow! (Not to mention I’ve got to drive a school bus for Saturday school in the morning). Life is drama, isn’t it 😉

  3. That is a great picture. I know that the closer I grow to the Lord, the more I realise my own sin. That’s why I don’t agree with the idea that we can attain perfect sinlessness in this life. But it is good to have regular times of repentance and cleansing (like a weekly mop I suppose).
    I hope your wife is doing better.

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