Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
I love Easter. In this holiday, we celebrate God’s great love for us. Though we were lost and separated from our Heavenly Father by our sinful nature, God loved us so much that He sent His only son to earth to die on a cross so that we may be reunited with Him for eternity. Now, I am not a parent, but I am a big sister. I cannot imagine the pain that must have caused the Father to watch His son innocently suffer. But that is how much He loves us! God loves us- loves you- so much that He is unwilling to let us sit in the mess we have created in our own lives.
God never intended for us to stay stuck in the mess of sin. That’s why Jesus was sent to earth. Neither were we intended to stay stuck in the mess of our homes. Messes happen, but we don’t have to live with them. There is freedom in the cleansing. As Paul wrote “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation!” When we let Jesus wash us clean, we get a fresh start. In the same way, when we declutter and organize our homes, we are giving ourselves and our family a fresh start for a new season. The best part is, in both the cleansing of your heart and your home, you never have to make the journey alone. Happy Easter! Christ is risen and we are washed clean!