And So We Turn
Sometimes we see it for what it is. Our brokenness. Our failure, shame, or sin. When there is no way to reframe it in some prettier or more palatable light, not even to ourselves—it just is. As the psalmist says, it is “ever before” us (v. 3). We cannot push it far enough to the periphery. And so we turn.
Throughout the Bible, we read of “repentance.” The Greek term is metanoia—and deeply woven into its meaning is a turning. And while it involves turning-from old ways, there is to us the most critical and profoundly life-altering, heart-changing thing: the turning-to.
When caught in the harsh, unfiltered glare of our sin, may we turn to God’s mercy. May we be comforted in the honesty and the realization that here, even in frailty and failures we are forgiven: cleansed and clothed in his righteousness.
In the beautiful and brokenness of our ways, may we turn to the work of grace you do in our hearts. We cannot thank you enough. AMEN.