Day: Lent 5B
Lectionary Passage: Psalm 51:1-12
Scripture Focus: Psalm 51:1-2
Object: Laundry stain remover
Good morning everyone! I bet all of us have gotten a stain on a shirt or pants before and needed to use some of this stain remover to get it out. It’s great that we have things like this to help us get clothes clean, even from really bad stains!
Our lesson for today talks about getting clean. We think King David wrote this psalm after he had done something very wrong. He was sorry for what he did, and he asked God to forgive him and make him clean again.
He wasn’t talking about dirty laundry. He didn’t need laundry stain remover. He needed forgiveness from God. Forgiveness is a little like stain remover. When we sin, we have a stain on our lives. And just like we need something to remove a stain from a shirt, we need forgiveness to remove the stain of sin from our lives. All we have to do is admit that we’ve done something wrong. Then, God forgives us and makes us clean inside. Forgiveness is powerful stuff!
Let’s pray: Thank you God for the power of forgiveness. Amen.