With COVID-19 awareness, everyone is keeping themselves and their surroundings extra clean. I know my family and I are trying our best to keep our hands washed and surfaces clean. This, of course, is not only for our own benefit but to help others too.
Also, it’s March 19, the first day of spring, and people automatically think about spring cleaning. While I don’t clean through the entire house every spring, this time of year does encourage me to open the windows, put up the clothesline, clean curtains, and weed things out. I’ve been working on organizing my craft room the past few weeks–sorting through things to get rid of what I won’t or can’t use and organizing what I will. My room is not only looking better, but it makes me feel better seeing things neat and tidy.
This reminds me of the verses Ephesians 5:25-27. “(25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. (26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. (27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
While it may be very important–even necessary of late–to keep ourselves and our surroundings clean, it is most important to be vigilant in keeping our minds clean. Using verse 26 above as a springboard, sometimes when I read the Bible I imagine its holy words scrubbing my heart and mind from thoughts and intents that are sinful and wrong. Like after a good cleaning, when I am right with God, it not only benefits myself but others also.
Let’s not forget the importance of keeping ourselves clean inside and out.