No one would pay to stay in a messy hotel room but we will spend our lives living in messy rooms, dorms and homes. Over time we get comfortable with the disorganized chaos. We tell ourselves, we know where everything is and can find it easily. Occasionally, we clean the mess when expecting company. We do not pay for mess or want to visit mess. Other people do not appreciate our mess. It takes a very close friend or family member to put up with our mess and if they do, it is for a short stay. I have been known to clean a house before unpacking my bags. Some of us carry Lysol to make sure the place is clean. Who would want to stay in mess?
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Our Lord Jesus Christ lives in us in the midst of our mess. It is this great mystery of how Christ comes to reside in our messy lives that should cause us to fall prostrate in praise and prayer. None of us is clean. We do not know how to clean ourselves up. Yet, the God of the universe chooses to come enter into us despite our wretchedness, in spite of our defiance as He begins to clean up. He is there not for the short stay. He remains until He returns to clean us thoroughly and present us with new bodies. Who would stay in our mess? Only a God that loves us enough to cleanse us thoroughly to prepare us to be with Him eternally, He stays in the mess.