I used to pass this house en route to a friend’s place out in the country. Back then, you could still tell it was a house of sorts. Now, you would miss it if you were not looking for it. Today when I passed it, I thought about how my “house” had fallen into disarray over the past year. Slowly, things sort of fell apart. Demons moved in and I have spent part of the fall, sweeping them out, tidying up and shining the furniture. Distracted by other things, I took my eyes off the One who creates clean hearts and renews spirits. I love being back in my home, where God is a welcome guest and a strong foundation.
What state is your house in these days? Do you need any tidying as we approach Advent?