Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One light bulb short...

This morning I was in the bathroom getting ready for work. Just lately this has become an issue as we are 3 bulbs short of a full light fixture...we have no light above our sink as the fixture needs some desperate repair. So, I'm standing in front of the mirror trying to look pretty with just a light from the hallway - not working that great for me, so, I decide to also use the light that's attached to the fan above the shower/bath. Well, more light brought my eyes to a size bigger than they are...what I seen before me was not my pretty face, but, how dirty the bathroom had become. The light opened my eyes to see the dirt...not only the dust 'elephants' but even the little bits of dust that, in the dark, you just don't see.

Well, in my pondering of this, there is a lesson.

Isn't that what happens when the light of Christ shines in our life - the 'dirt' of sin is exposed. Things that we didn't know as sin are now exposed to us as sin. 'Stuff' hidden in the dark corners of our heart is now under the light of Christ.

Psalm 119:130 "The entrance of your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple."
Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

So what do we do now that the 'dirt' of sin is exposed?

We get clean.

Just as I let the soap & water wash away the dirt in my bathroom, we are to let the water of the Word of Christ fill our hearts and wash us clean. As we sit under the Light of Christ, confessing & receiving, we become clean.

Take a bath -- let the water of the Word wash over you. Enjoy all He has for you today!