Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7).
The birdbath in the picture sits just outside my office window beneath an oak tree. I watch as different birds bathe in the cool water—or fight throughout the day. (I took this photo last month.) Bluebirds will take turns or bathe together, whereas sparrows fight to go first. The one thing they all have in common is the need to be made clean. And boy, do they enjoy the process! They frolic in and around the edge, dipping, splashing, and flapping.
The psalmist declared, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
Do you remember the night you came to Christ? Were you happy to be made clean? Do you still have that joy? I imagine in the last 18 months we’ve struggled to remain happy. But joy? We can have joy when everything is going wrong. Because no matter what is going on in this world, we have a Savior, and He has washed us whiter than snow. Think about that for a moment. That truth alone should make us splash and flap about in joy. 🙂
Blessings, dear friends