There are ‘garbage Men and Women.’ Understanding the world we inhabit, it is clearly seen! There has always been “garbage.” Everything unwanted/unneeded/invaluable needs to be handled by these ‘angels!’ Trust me! There is a depth to what I am stating!
How much trash does the average American produce a day? According to the EPA, the average American person will produce about 5.91 pounds of trash, with about 1.51 pounds being recycled; 4.40 pounds is the rough average daily waste per person. That’s a lot!
So, what is garbage/waste? Waste are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use. A by-product, by contrast is a joint product of relatively minor economic value.
Waste are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use. A by-product, by contrast is a joint product of relatively minor economic value.
😒 Got you thinking! Where is this ‘dude’ going with this?
As soon as they left the synagogue…they brought to Him all who were sick or possessed with demons.”Mark 1: 29-39
Societal ‘garbage’; The Creators Word came to ‘clean up’!
Every week, around the same time, the garbage truck comes past our place. It normally comes in the morning when I am reading scripture, praying and worshipping God. When he comes I normally stop what I am doing, and watch as the truck pulls up beside our bin on the kerb. The mechanical arm reaches out and grabs the bin. It lifts it up and dumps all our rubbish in the truck. Then it drives away. We never see our rubbish again.
As I sit and look at our bin, I see all of the rubbish our family needs to be rid of. I imagine what our house and our yard would be like without this regular opportunity to have it taken away. Decaying rubbish would pile up everywhere. We would eventually trip over it and be overcome by the stench it would generate. Life would not be pleasant. But it isn’t unpleasant, because every week the garbage man comes and takes it all away.
Strangely enough, the arrival and departure of the garbage truck has become part of my weekly devotional liturgy.
I think about the garbage and the mess in my life.
The rubbish which threatens to choke and putrefy my life and I think about the divine garbage man – Jesus. He is the garbage man for my soul.
When the garbage man comes for our family rubbish, I take the opportunity to give Jesus my rubbish, my sins, in confession and repentance. And he takes them away. My body and soul are clean again. I have a fresh start.
As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
And let us pray:
Father LORD, we are taught Your story of Creation. Man made in Your Image, we lost what Your Essence graced us with. So very important is the realization that Your Word did not argue fact; the devil took Jesus up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Jesus, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Father, fact is fact! Your Word did not argue fact! ALL things must be Allowed by Your Essence – as in the case of Job, even in the instance of Peter, Jesus prayed to Your Essence that Peter not be sifted: “Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers.” Help me LORD that by Your grace, I will stand firm in faith, Amen. By Your AWESOME, AMAZING grace I am a diamond in the rough, Amen Use me Father as You bless me to overflowing I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.