Okay, so the title might be something of a misnomer because I do try to avoid the “dawn” time of day. However, it was definitely early.
I had been so excited to really deep-clean my house the day before, getting to all those nooks and crannies and quick-clean misses. Then, there it was in the morning light, I could still see some dust as well as some cobwebs that magically appeared with the first break of day. So frustrating.
It made me think about our lives and how we try to do the same thing. We clean up our act or clean up our mouths. We try to be good people. However we get the same results I got with my house cleaning. When the light comes in it shows that our efforts, no matter how sincere, are simply not good enough. We are just not able to clean ourselves.
Thank goodness for Jesus! He came to do the job for us. He is the ultimate “house keeper.” When we finally decide to give up and tell Him we have had enough of trying to do it on our own, He shows up to wash us whiter than snow, cleanse us from our sin, and purify us from unrighteousness. After that there is no more worry about what the light of day might reveal about our hearts.
Another great thing about Jesus is He is not like the house keepers at the hotels, the ones who make up the room while you are gone and you never really get to know. Once He is in your life He is closer to you than anyone else and just a prayer away. In fact He promises to never leave you stranded, to be with you always. So while I may never have a perfectly clean house here on Earth, I can look forward to eternity spent with Jesus in a heavenly mansion that will never need a house keeper.
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:7&9
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2