Dear Lord,
Holiness seems so far away, a mirage in the desert.
My sins keep slapping me in the face and taunting me.
I am like a clown with a bright face and a sad heart.
Take the stain from me and help me be on Calvary.
Help me to look at You and see only You hanging.
Hanging in love, suspended in love, bleeding for love.
With that vision the rest of life pales and my sin is gone.
My sin is gone from sight, superseded by Your free love.
Thank you for Your freedom and the pain of Your love.
Thank you for the gift of cleansing grace I donít avail
myself of nearly often enough.
Help me to cast my sin on You and free my soul from
the self-consciousness of holy desires so that I am not holy
and only You are.


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