The window of a home is the creation of a builder. Once framed and set, the window provides light to the interior. If a window is left unattended, grime begins to cover a glass surface–both inside and outside. If the house is not kept, the lack of attention means the window begins to deteriorate. The paint begins to peel, moisture begins to destroy the wood, the window pieces begin to rot, and the panes begin to come loose. The first picture shows a part of one window not touched for years. If a recovery process does not start, it will fail. The second picture shows a larger view of a similar window. It is covered with grime and it also failing from lack of attention.
So it is with the spirit of a person. God, the Master Builder, when we have repented and call to Him, puts a window in our soul and places His life within. Without attention, however, the neglect of the salvation slowly cause a grime to collect on that window. We cannot see what we once saw. We forget that we have repented and forget the need to be humble. With no attention to that salvation, the window to our soul further deteriorates to a point where it is virtually not functional.
The recovery process is not simple. It takes time. Things have to be stripped from the window. It takes work to scrape, clean, sand, and repair surfaces. It can be done, but it requires purposeful effort. We have to change what we do–giving attention to that which has deteriorated that it might be retrieved.
It would have been better to give attention to the window of our soul all along–giving attention (rather than neglecting) so great a salvation, which was made possible through the Son.
Brethren, learn from the window. Give attention to Him. Do not neglect your soul that God has so preciously opened to Him. If you have neglected Him, repent and begin the process of cleaning and restoration.
We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 1:1
…how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? Hebrews 2:3