Garbage is messy, repulsive, and it stinks. Most trash areas are situated behind closed doors, unsightly waste hidden from view. Nobody disagrees – garbage is gross.
So, it’s fascinating that Glad Bags now come scented with Febreze. In fact, the overpowering Febreze smell is meant to mask the stench of rubbish. Isn’t that just like us? We try so hard to make the unsightly, the smelly and stinky, tolerable.
But, living in the now is just plain messy. No matter how hard we try to disguise the rancid the foul eeks through. Once sin is exposed we can either cover it up or take it to the cross of Christ. The Gospel exposes the stench of sin and brings complete restoration, total transformation.
We can take our garbage to Jesus and He will make us clean.