Have you been cleaning your house for Christmas, awaiting family and friends’ visits? Doesn’t it seem like a never ending job? We do the laundry each week, and our clothes get clean. But after we wear them, they are dirty again. After each meal the dishes need cleaning. Even our bodies need cleaning again and again.
When God looked at the world, He must have said to himself, “My world got dirty. It didn’t start out dirty. It started out perfect, but Adam and Eve sinned. When they sinned, they got the world dirty. Now I have to clean it up.”
How did God clean the world? Way back in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned, God announced His Plan. He promised Adam and Eve He would send Jesus to be our Savior. Jesus would be born into the world as a baby, would live and work as a man, and then would die on the cross. After being dead for three days, Jesus became alive again. When Jesus came alive, it was the sign that our cleaning was complete. Our sins were forgiven, and in God’s eyes we were made perfectly clean, ready to go to heaven and live with Him forever.
That is what Christmas is all about! So as you continue to clean, live in the joy that Jesus did it once for all and for You!