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Smoke damage

Recently, a friend’s home suffered smoke damage. His insurance agent told him the company would send someone to clean up the damage. To his surprise, two Emergency Disaster Relief trucks, along with a cleaning team, were sent to clean up this damage. They packed up all of his belongings—clothing, paperwork, furniture, dishes, everything—and shipped them to professional cleaner who knew how to treat each item. His home received a fresh coat of paint, inside and out.

Like my friend’s home, our lives are a disaster we can’t fix on our own. We need Emergency Disaster Relief in the form of a savior and His name is Jesus. Jesus died on a cross to wash away our sin. When we meet Jesus, we don’t just get a new coat of paint. We get a whole new house. The Bible says, “if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

As a result of Jesus’s death, the distance between us and our sin is “as far as the east is from the west.” Take time today to thank God for cleaning you up and making you new.

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