This morning at 5:30 as I started my bike ride the heat and humidity were already making their presence known. The steamy, thick air stuck to my clothing and skin. And the heaviness of the air made breathing a bit difficult as I pedaled along my route. This drippy weather causes my body to move more slowly and unresponsively as it pushes through the wet air.
As I rode along I realized how much sin is like hot, humid air. Sin clings to the soul and makes the heart heavy. There are days when my sin weighs down my soul. On these days, my soul is unresponsive to Christ’s call on my life. I push through the day slowly, my soul bogged down by the reality of my transgressions.
But then the sweet refreshing wind of the Holy Spirit blows into my soul, and revealing my Savior. Suddenly, through the power of the Spirit, I am able by faith to take to the cross of Christ the sin that clings to my soul. At the cross, I repent of my iniquities, and Christ takes my sin to Himself and offers me redemption, forgiveness and new life. As I receive Christ’s gifts of salvation the burdens of my soul are lifted, and my heart rejoices in God my Savior.
Let the Spirit freshen your soul with the saving grace of Jesus Christ. “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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