I was vacuuming with a stick cleaner; it usually works really well but this particular day, the longer I vacuumed the more dust there appeared to be. I kept on vacuuming without seeming to make any progress.
It did not take too long before I realised the canister that stores the vacuumed-up stuff was open. Everything that was sucked up was shot straight back onto the floor. Sigh – close the canister and keep vacuuming. At least I had not imagined that there was more dirt than when I started.
God must come across open canisters all the time. He cleanses our souls by forgiving us but then, being human, we mess up and again need to be purified. When we confess our sins and sincerely seek forgiveness, his grace, mercy and compassion enable us to be restored again.
Lord you are mercy and grace. We thank you for your forgiveness and pray that we will extend the same forgiveness to those who wrong us. Amen