Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I Sorry, Mama

As I was reading my verses for today, I was struck with the goodness of God, again.

I John 1:9 says,

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

It suddenly struck me that the Lord wants me to be His little child forever.

My little girl Lydia once rubbed peanut butter in her hair. Sensing the tone of my great displeasure in this little childish act she immediately began to beg forgiveness.

"I sorry Mama. I sorry Mama"
"If we confess our sins..."

Of course, my aggravation was replaced with sympathy and compassion. She is a child. She hadn't realized the consequences of her actions. Even if she had, it didn't matter. She found herself in a mess that she simply couldn't fix herself.

"He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins..."

Obviously, the next step had to be to remove the peanut butter from her lovely dark hair.

Not just a little of it, not most of it, but all traces of the sticky, greasy mess.
I had to wash and dry her hair...and her tears. Her hair needed to be cleaned, but our relationship needed to be restored. For now, only I could do these things.

"and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

I oftentimes find myself in a mess I simply can't fix. Do you?

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this post--both the thoughts and the writing!