I often go into a deep thought while winding up the cord to the vacuum cleaner. It's like everything gets shut out and my mind drifts into thoughts of different things. I know very strange, I get it, but it's actually the truth. So, yesterday while winding the cord up and down I thought about life and how it was like the vacuum. The cord that wraps around two little hooks usually goes up and back down again, just like the events that take place in our lives; the good, happy times going up and the bad times going down. I then thought about how the vacuum cleans up stuff on the floor that we do not even see until we empty the bag or these days, the container out. We then see all of the bad stuff that was there on the floor. God works like the vacuum in helping us through our bad times, hurts, trials, helplessness; the messes in our lives. Jesus Christ sucks up all of the messes Much like Faith, believing in something that is unseen. Faith is "the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It's the evidence of things we cannot see." We didn't see all the dirt on the floor, yet it was there and then it was gone. And when we lay the vacuum on the floor horizontally we see that the cord is level or even not up or down like when it was standing up. With Jesus Christ in our lives, we are like the even cord, we can handle the ups and downs and he will always lay them straight for us.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the Love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.