There were piles of a very fine sandy dirt that had filtered down to a place in never, never land between the padding and the concrete that no amount of vacuum suction could have taken out. It was disgusting. Then I rolled up the carpet and found the residue of stains long forgotten lurking there. Plus I found some suspicious looking black stuff that I think might have been the beginning of mold. It makes my stomach turn inside out to think my boys were breathing in this stuff in their room. Ughhhh! Everything is safely at the road, tied up in neat bundles and ready to be hauled off. Good riddance.
It got me thinking... here it comes... Do people look at you and think you have it all together? Everything looks great on the surface but lurking deep down are long forgotten stains and dirt. God wants to remove them from you. Not just do a good scrubbing job. Completely take them out. Check this out:
Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin
might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. Romans 6:6
Wow! We don't have to be slaves to those sins, stains and dirt in our lives. They are done away, thrown away, put to the road, gone! Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice that takes away our sin. We are made new!