I put a lot of my attention to deep-cleaning places that normally are not done on a regular basis. Even places that have been tied up for a long time with clutter have been freed up to be used in a more useful way. Some things I can give away. Others have been consolidated and stored or filed into more practical places. It felt good to sort and discard items that have not been needed for a long time.
One might say that I have worked to redeem the spaces that have been cluttered for so long. The spaces have been mine all along, but they were “off limits” to me because the clutter was dominating it. This reduction of clutter has been so freeing!
This reminds me of how Jesus worked to redeem His people as it says in Titus 2:13b, 14 NASB.
“…Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good works.”
• He did not just work, as I did. He gave Himself.
• He did not redeem some space as I did. He redeemed us.
• He did not free from clutter. He freed from every lawless deed.
• He did not just clean space for my use. He purified for Himself a people for His own possession, people zealous for doing good works.
My cleaning was good, but not perfect. My cleaning was partial and not complete. I am sure glad that when the Lord cleans, He knows how to do it deeply and thoroughly. He is the ultimate deep cleaner.