Sunday, February 19, 2012

Heal My Soul

I love this verse from today's Psalm (Psalm 40).

As for me, I said: ‘Lord, have mercy on me,
  heal my soul for I have sinned against you.’

It really shows the Eastern Christian idea that when we have sinned, we don't need punishment as much as healing, from God. That is why Jesus came to earth--to heal us.  To those who have suffered at the hands people who would have us sink into permanent shame over our sins, Jesus came as the Divine Physician, and as the "mother hen" who wants to gather us under her wing and care for us until we are healed.

2 comments:

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Wow, I really love this reflection. Thank you!

Stopping by from Sunday Snippets.

Dymphna said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! So glad you liked my reflection on this verse.

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