Our scripture this morning is Psalms 145:17-19.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

This morning I need to share about putting together today’s post. Psalms are always interesting but as I did my study I wanted to add the “God is love” verse as part of “faithful in all He does”, and had to look up the reference (1 John 4:16). Then, I also remembered I hadn’t done the reading from the plan my daughter and I are doing. Guess what – 1 John 4:16 for today!

A few minutes later as I was working on “all who call on Him in truth” and thinking “sincere faith”, my wife read me a quote from the Dan Brown book “The Lost Symbol”. It dealt with filling in the cracks and imperfections in a sculpture with wax and stone dust. If a sculpture was without this it was called in Latin “sine cera”, without wax, meaning no flaws were hidden. Now I’m sure not advocating we get our theology from works of fiction, but the point struck me.

God is always ready to help us, but we must be sincere in our desire to be connected with Him. As humans, we always want to cover our flaws, but God knows everything about us and loves us anyway! I think the Lord was trying to get my attention today. I hope He gets yours too.

Loving Lord, we are often distracted by the ways of the world, putting on a front when inside we know it’s not the truth. Help us to admit our failings, coming to You for forgiveness and reconciliation. Amen.

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