For this 5th Sunday of Lent we are continuing to follow the theme of Refocusing, Returning, Repenting in the Psalms. Psalm 51 gives words to the crisis which most of us (probably all…) at one time or another experience. Even the “best” are not immune to shaking their fist at God and choosing ruin instead of God’s blessing. There is a way back from the depth, but it is provided entirely by God. Even as miraculous as full forgiveness is there is more. We are cleansed, yes… but we are also made new. “Create in me a pure heart, O God…” With the new heart and spirit that God places within us we have the hope of being faithful in addition to being forgiven.
Topics: Lent, Refocusing, Repentance, Returning