He's been working like a crazy man these days. But what else is new. Determined he is and there's no stopping him now. He gets like that when there's a goal to reach. Tunnel visioned and fully absorbed, he's all about taking care of the business at hand.
Power washer dragged out of hiding, it's up and running loud, hard spray attacking the accumulated moss glued to roof shingles, loose paint on front stairsteps, and mildew on porch railings, gutters, and that side of the house that gets no sun.
And then he tackles the windows' sheer surfaces, and a year's worth of storm-driven filth and spring's bountiful greenish pollen is thoroughly washed and squeegeed away.
And I can't help but think that this delayed spring cleaning task is simply a reflection of what's too easily true about the state of our souls. Busily absorbed in the dailyness that defines our routines, a slow fade can so easily occur. And untended to, our innermost beings can so easily head south, a build up of sin's filth gathering around our hardened hearts, numbing us to the warm sunlight of our Savior's holy presence.
And this, the importance of a daily walk with Jesus becomes crystal clear. The need for close examination, the call for a power-filled heart cleansing, the asking for and receiving of His forgiveness, a fresh start, a gracious empowering to reflect His light to a watching world.
Kind of like those power-washed surfaces and newly scrubbed windows, sparkling clear and bright in this morning's sun.
==> I'll see you over at Kristen's and Emily's