2nd Corinthians 5:17
Clean windows can seem like a magnet attracting all kinds of stains or smudges. Whether it be a toddler’s jelly covered hand, a Labrador’s wet snout, or the spray of a soda can, a beautiful view can be quickly marred by distracting stains on your glass. The same thing can be said of our lives. Sometimes no matter how much good we have going in our lives, our eyes and attention are drawn to our weaknesses and failures. We regret mistakes made or opportunities missed, and sometimes we simply behave badly. The beauty of glass is that is can be restored to it’s crystal clear state relatively easily. It can seem like a much harder task to remove the effect of mistakes on our lives. On our own, correcting the grime that develops on our “life windows” can feel like an endless task. This is why we call the story of Jesus “good news:, because his life on earth was dedicated to cleaning our life windows to a crystal clear state. Not only does he clean our window, but he comes to live with us in our hearts, effectively keeping us clean on an ongoing basis! He creates within us a whole new environment, which leads us to a new kind of life. True life.
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