Dust

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When I sat down for a snack I couldn’t help but notice the dust that had formed up on the window. I had been outside. At twelve o’clock the day was at its brightest.
The sun was out and yet through the window the day seemed dull as if to almost rain. The window was chalky and was covered with powdery particles that collectively clouded my vision. If I had not been outside I would have had a different description of the day.When I sat down for a snack I couldn’t help but notice the dust that had formed up on the window. I had been outside. At twelve o’clock the day was at its brightest.

I took a cloth and a bucket of water and cleaned off the dust. It took a couple of minutes as some parts of the window required intense cleaning, but then again it was worth it.

When I was done, I stepped back and took a look again. I was happy with what I saw, the window was clear and so was my view. Through the clean window I could see what the day was like outside. My judgment was right.

It dawned to me I might have to do this on a continuous basis. To get a clear view I must ensure that the window is clean.

When the window was dusty, it gave a different view of the day. There was no sun or promise of a sun. Not that it wasn’t up in the sky but because the dust prevented one from seeing it.

As Christians our souls are the window to the spiritual world. It is our duty to keep them clean, if we allow sin in our lives then we lose sight of what God has planned for us. We move away from his promises, we deny ourselves the chance to experience his love.

It is our duty to uphold our standards, in the quest to establishing a relationship with God we are molded in a new form, a Christ- like form. And so the form shapes the function.

It is written in the bible

I to pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23) 

Sin clouds the heart, makes it heavy with guilt, tears it apart and reaps it of its joy and love. And its only through repentance and confession do we receive forgiveness.

The purpose of forgiveness is washing the dust of daily life off our souls of which is sin.

By Alvin Kabingu