So we went from one extreme to the other, this time choosing a darker laminate that has a random pattern that looks something like stone. It's amazing how I don't spend nearly as much time cleaning the new floor. It just doesn't "look" dirty. I gleefully posted on Facebook: "So, if you change out your all-white kitchen floor for a darker, patterned one, the same dirt accumulates, but you don't see it, right? works for me!"
A friend commented: "When the sun shines in and shows all the dust I thought I'd cleaned, it helps me remember that in God's light, I'm more sinful than I appear!"
Now isn't THAT the Gospel Truth!
And it is actually something I've been thinking a lot about lately too. I know I am more sinful than I appear. And I bet you are too. Just like there are areas of my home I keep hidden from visitors, there are hidden places in my heart that are messy at best, but when God shines His light on them, they are exposed for what they are...dirty, sinful rooms that need a makeover.
God's shining light is a good thing. I'm thankful He cares enough about me to show me where my thoughts, words, or deeds are not expressing His pure nature~areas that He wants to clean up and replace with something new, clean, and beautiful.
"Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
See if there be any grievious way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting!"