Isaiah 6:8 ~ Then I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us" Then I said, "Here am I, send me!"
Our history—our journey—will lead us to one of two places. Either we will be filled with pride over what we’ve accomplished and who we’ve become, or we will be filled with shame over our failure to succeed and what we’ve done. But the gospel destroys both those positions. Both pride and shame are uprooted and burnt in the blazing light of the glory of Jesus.
Removing the junk aids in rediscovering the treasure. Items that have sat unnoticed and unappreciated suddenly light up the room, elicit smiles on faces, and invite laughter. And from the deep, dark recesses of our minds, ancient wisdom is recalled, “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” (Proverbs 15:16, ESV).