These past few weeks we have been renovating and cleaning up at our new church. All needs to be ready the 5th of February when we launch our new building!
While I was working I wore my running shoes, never thinking that the shoes would get so dirty! When we however removed the building rubble, some of the ground was muddy, and off course, that mud loved my running shoes! I gave my shoes one look and thought I am not going to use these shoes for running again! I threw the shoes at the back of my cupboard a few days ago and thought I will use it again when I have to do some muddy work.
Today, to my surprise, when I opened my cupboard, two shiny, squeaky, clean running shoes smiled at me at the bottom of the shelves! My lovely cleaning lady found my dirty shoes and cleaned it in such a way that it actually looks better than before!
Never again will I work with these shoes, they are meant for running!
Sometimes our lives get all muddy with sin. When other people look at us, they throw us somewhere in the back so that no one can see us, just to be used again for some dirty job.
Then when we thought it is all over, never to be used again for our true purpose, God gets a hold of us! He carefully takes us, wash us clean and we even look better than before. Ready to participate in the race of life once again.
Now because you are so clean – you decide to stay out of the mud, because clean shoes are just so much better!
2 Timothy 2:21(GNT)
21 Those who make themselves clean from all those evil things, will be used for special purposes, because they are dedicated and useful to their Master, ready to be used for every good deed.