When Christ died on the cross we were saved. Our sins were washed away by the sacrifices of the lamb of God and we were tasked with living clean, moral lives, whilst sharing the gospel with our family around the world. Now what? Do we sit and twiddle our thumbs waiting for the end times? Or do we embody the spirit of the Lord and His sacrifice to help those who need it?
As a follower in Christ, we endure more responsibilities than most. We are bound by our Lord to be humble in all we do, and in doing so we may open our eyes to see that others around us are also in need of help. Once we have heard their call, we cannot turn our backs. Good deeds are our duties. However, if one is too charitable and spends too much time helping others, we may find we have nothing left and are now in need of the good of others. We must remember to do the good that is within our power to do. And remember that God helps those who listen to Him and care for His people like He commanded.
The hardest things to find aren’t the small things, or the translucent things, or even something that has been cleverly hidden. The most difficult things to find are those that we aren’t even aware that we have lost. Yet, one of the greatest delights is in finding something that you hadn’t noticed was missing.
Spring cleaning is a yearly chore for many of us in the modern world. We clean our homes from bottom to top, moving things from their place and giving everything a good polish, scrub or mopping. Occasionally we find things: a book that had fallen behind a cabinet, a dollar bill that had slipped between the sofa cushions, perhaps an earring who’s partner had been sitting alone in your jewelry box. The point is, until we restructure our life from bottom to top, those little treasures remain hidden from us.
Prayer: Conceptualized differently, one may say Jesus was a Messiah of reverasl, to turn the world upon its head. THe last first, the high made low, the sick healed, the sinful to be saved. Jesus himself surprised many when rode a donkey into Jerusalem – In sharp contrast to what was expected and preceded him as a KIng amongst men. So rejoice in him name, for he has found what was lost! The Lord came, flipped the top to the bottom in order to spring clean us all, allowing us to find hidden treasures along the way. If we give away tht which we do not have, we become indebted and rely on someone else to save us. But don’t let that process turn you into a miser. Whilst ‘duty’ sounds heavy and difficult, no duty truly is if done for our Lord God, and if we understand that is not only for the good of mankind, but it is for the glory of Heaven.