Despite the blizzard conditions we here in Colorado experienced last weekend, I have serious spring fever. I’m ready to open my windows and breathe fresh air, throw off my sweats in favor of shorts and a t-shirt. I am anxious to take my notebook outside and write in the sunshine, enjoying the sight and scent of the green grass and the new flowers.
Along with spring fever comes another time-honored tradition—spring cleaning. While I’m not a huge fan of housework, I do like freshening and brightening my house after a long, confining winter. This week, in conjunction with Holy Week, I’m giving my carpet a good shampoo and washing floors and windows. I won’t say my house will be sparkling clean—not with a toddler living on the premises. But at least it looks and smells better.
I spring clean during Holy Week for a reason. It’s my reminder that, just as I scrub my floors, the Lord is cleansing my heart, weeding out the sin and preparing me for the sparkling joy of the spring of the resurrection after the darkness of the winter of the cross.
So on this Holy Thursday as I ponder the gentleness and humbleness of our Lord in His washing the feet of the disciples and instituting the Lord’s Supper for His people to receive His continued grace, I am grateful. Rejoice with me!
The Lord is risen. He is risen, indeed. Hallelujah!
Deb Kastner’s July release from Harlequin Love Inspired is Redeeming the Rancher.