Today we had a company clean our rental house in preparation for our “walk through” on Friday. I found it interesting that in order to get our home really clean, the four folks who came over had to sweat and get really dirty. They took on our dust and dirt while scrubbing. In order for our home to be clean, they had to get dirty. Ironic. However, that is the message of the gospel. In order for me to be clean, Jesus took on my sin. He sweat and bled so that I could be spotless. And so, in the walk through of the gospel, the Father looks at me and says, “Perfectly clean. Even righteous.” Jesus became dirty so that I could become clean. Don’t believe it? Check out 2 Corinthians 5:21. Believe it and you will begin to come alive to the wonder of the gospel.
Published by McKay Caston
McKay Caston (B.A., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.) is originally from Memphis, but spent his high school and college years in Mississippi. Having served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia, his passion is to help people come alive to the wonder of God’s grace by living all of life in union with Christ. Dr. Caston serves as Founding and Lead Pastor for Creekstone Church in Dahlonega, GA, and serves on the faculty of Metro Atlanta Seminary. He and Kristy, his wife of 25 years, have three children (21, 19 and 13). When not preparing weekly sermons for Creekstone Church, writing, or spending time with his family, he enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia., GA. View all posts by McKay Caston