You know, I never used to like taking out the trash. I mean who likes taking out the trash anyway? It smells and you’re always amazed at how quickly it accumulates. And to make it even worse, if you forget one week to put the trash out for the garbage truck, you got to sit with that trash for an entire week. And by the time the garbage truck comes the following week to get your trash, you accumulated even more smelly trash. But oh the relief, when that garbage man takes all that trash away.
You know in life we accumulate a lot of trash, don’t we. The trash of lies, broken relationships, lust, guilt, shame and past mistakes that weigh us down. But my friend, the good news is that a little over 2000 years ago, the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Messiah, came to this earth and lived a life of perfect loving obedience to the will of His Father. And then He took your trash to a hill called Calvary. Did you know that Someone paid the supreme price for your sins? His name is Jesus. And He took the trash of your sins and laid it upon Himself and died the death that you and I deserved. But then three days latter He rose from the dead, victorious over sin and death.
Today, He offers you, in place of your trash, His free gift of grace and forgiveness. I accepted this gift when I was just 12 years old. And I’ve found that when you accept this gift, He begins to live out His righteous life in you and then you begin to experience peace and joy. So why don’t you give Him your trash?