"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindess: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."
Psalm 51:1-3,7

I was opening some cans a couple of days ago with my electric can opener. It opened the cans like usual, however when it was supposed to stop after opening the cans, it just kept going around and around.  I tried it again the next day and it did the same thing. I decided to take it back and get another one, that it must be defective.  I took it apart to wash it so it would be clean when I returned it to the store.  I tried it one more time after washing it because I really like this can opener.  Guess what, it worked perfectly and stopped like it is supposed to do.

It reminded me of how God has to clean our hearts every day because they get dirty and filled with anger, sarcasm, criticism, jealousy, bitterness, and cruel words.  We can try to hide what is in our heart by smiling.  However, that smile does not reach our eyes and our heart. It takes the cleansing Forgiveness and Love of Jesus to clean our hearts.

We get so caught up in the turmoil of our day that we become unclean and unfit for the Masterís use.  Have you allowed Jesus to clean your heart today?

September 26, 2005



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