Rebirth

Tomorrow is Easter, the end of the Lenten season. As we recognize and celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection, many reflect on what it means to be reborn. When we take up the cross to follow Jesus, we die to self and are raised to life with Christ. A New Creation. What an amazing thought is this?!


I like to think of this in relation to what it is like when you go through the decluttering and organizing process with your home. When you declutter, you get rid of everything that you no longer need in your life, what no longer serves you, the things that weigh you down and create a burden on your soul. The same thing happens when Christ enters your life. You enter a process of cleaning out all the gunk in your life, all the sin that keeps you from Him. You can then organize your life in a way that sets the focus on things that matter- Christ. When we declutter, we can then reevaluate what is important, and organize our things in a way that refects that and helps us to focus on the priorities.


As we enter Easter, I invite you to evaluate what is no longer serving you: be it a grudge, or all those sweaters from high school you’ll never wear again.


Peace and Love,

Jessie

Washed Clean

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!