A Clean Heart

June 14, 2003
by Lili Gonzalez-Zarle

Psalm 51:7 – Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (NIV)

As I was getting the clean clothes out of the dryer, I was thinking, "I like to get the clothes out of the dryer right away. This way they are ready to be folded and put away, until I wear them again."

Then I asked myself, "Would you put on dirty clothes on Sunday morning? No!" Each of us wants to look our best, and we want our children to look their best, too. We like to put on beautiful, clean clothes for church. Similarly, that's the way our Lord wants our hearts to look like, beautiful inside and beautiful outside, clean.

While it is easy for us to wash our own clothes to get them ready to wear, the same is not true of our hearts, because we are sinful by nature. We depend on the Lord to clean our hearts from all sin, and to get them ready for Him. Today, let's remember to ask our Lord and Saviour to wash our hearts with the precious blood that He shed on the cross for us for the forgiveness of our sins.

Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, we ask You to get our hearts ready for You today. We ask You to forgive us, and to save us from our iniquities and our sin. We pray with all of our hearts. Amen.

About the author:

Lili Gonzalez-Zarle
Akron, Ohio, USA

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