a Clean heart: Rend your heart

Putting the last batch of cupcakes in the oven and in between laughs and giggles, and she looks up at me with her little mouth and nose decorated in pink icing, and she says with a heavy sigh,  ‘My heart’s trying to get angry.’

From the five-year old who loves baking and decorating cupcakes—licking the icing and sprinkles of glitter. Her countenance just moments before was of the happiest and then a sudden change—



And her words—I wanted to drop to my knees asking God for the right words to say.  I ask her why she was sad—why her heart was trying to get angry.  And she said, ‘I don’t know, but I don’t want it to be angry. God wouldn’t like that. God doesn’t want my heart to be angry. He wants it to be kind.’

She turned and within a matter of seconds she took her place at the table once again—not a care in the world and continued the joy of simple chocolate cupcakes and pink glitter icing and giggles and laughter and an occasional sneaking of a bite of icing.

Myself—it wasn’t for me to comfort my grand baby girl with words on this winter afternoon. The lesson from God was never meant for her. It was meant for me.

And there’s this cleansing—a needed cleansing of the heart even a child understands.

Psalms 51:10 – Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

All scripture references are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible and photos and writings are copyright of a beautful grace.




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