We stayed in a hotel in Pittsburgh last night and had to take Matt to the Pittsburgh airport at 5 a.m. so he could catch his flight back to Providence, RI. We came back to the room and slept in. Right now I can hear the maid loudly proclaiming, “Housekeeping” in the hall of the hotel. She’s ready to go in and clean up somebody’s room. Someone has gone in and “lived” in the room and it’s most definitely in need of cleaning. She’s not yelling it outside my door because I have a “Do Not Disturb” sign on my door.
This is a parable of the Christian life. There is a “Life-keeper” willing to come in and clean up our lives (and give us eternal life), but so many people have the figurative “Do Not Disturb” sign hanging on their lives. They prefer to try and tidy their lives up by themselves not realizing or caring that they are truly in need of a professional cleaning. Jesus Christ is the Savior that can not only clean up this life, but set us up with a “forever room”: eternal life.
I’m about to take down the do not disturb sign in the room and I thank God for the day I took it down in my life.
What a great analogy, Scott. Well said. I think there are even Christians who try to keep up the Do Not Disturb sign. How great it is, though, when Jesus comes in and makes a new creation!