Today we all lay aside the trappings of the holiday, breathe a sigh of relief and move on to the frivolity of a New Year.
Yes, it’s time to gather up the leftovers of Christmas and toss them in casseroles, garbage bins, and recycling containers. How soon we forget and just see mess everywhere.
Messes are all in the eye of the beholder. In the military, a mess hall is an area where people eat together in a group. The word is from the old French word, meaning a portion of food.
In case you were wondering, Messiah also means one who redeems, or rescues from harm, or provides critical help or salvation to those in need, Saviour, the Christ, or one worshipped.
Messiah includes the word mess too. I think of it this way. Mess-i-ah. I was a mess. The Messiah came into my life and cleaned up my mess and I now enjoy the ah of living a better life.
As we clean up our holiday messes, let’s give credit to the one who helps us every day with our life messes.