Today was a very busy day as I prepared for my sweet mother-in-law’s arrival. We picked her up from the airport this afternoon. Tomorrow she, Jon, and Cadi leave for London. I am feeling blue tonight…not because they are leaving, but because I haven’t the COURAGE to go with them.
I have just a moment to blog, so I thought I’d find some verses that deal with cleaning since that’s what I’ve been doing all day! (I wish I had these memorized so I could recite them, with a twist, as I “bless” my family by my cleaning!)
Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
I’ll dwell more on this topic tomorrow when I have more time…