Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ashes and dust

After Nehemiah 9

Ashes and dust
on my forehead,
I stood, first listening
then confessing,
because now was
the time for confession,
for repentance, to ask
that the stain be removed,
that I be washed
and cleansed. I learned
that the stain has already
been removed; I had
already been cleansed.

Photograph by Daniel Smith via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Learning we are already cleansed . . . beautiful, Glynn!
Wish I could share to Facebook, but I'm not there until after Lent.