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The Dump

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I visited the dump the other day and walked away with a smile on my face.  Let me explain…  I have always enjoyed my visits to the dump, not only when I was a child going with my father, but also now that I am on my own with a family.  As a matter of fact I enjoy taking my kids with me, I think they like it too.

When I leave the dump I feel a sense of relief, a cleansing if you will permit the use of that word.  I feel better because I have taken my trash, my refuse, my junk and left in the care of the men who work there.  I never have to deal with it again, it’s gone, swept away by a huge front end loader and hauled away to be disposed of with all the other grimy, smelly, nasty trash of a thousand others.  Gone.

I think that my sin is dealt with the same way.  Consider Psalm 103:11-14, “For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As fsa as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.  As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him.  For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” 

As I read these comforting words this morning I was reminded again of how much my Heavenly Father loves me and to what great lengths He has gone to remove my sin from me.  Consider also this verse from 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

If we belong to Christ than this is our promise, we can trust in it with all.  Thank you Father for your cleansing, for your work on Calvary to wash away our sins, thank you Lord for trips to the dump.

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