The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17
How many of us walk the earth’s ‘carpet’ proud? Of our abilities? Our money? Our successes? Our sexuality?
How many of us walk it as if we have experienced carpet burns? Stains? Spills? Grace? Mercy? Forgiveness?
God wants our brokenness. Yours. Mines. The sacrifices of God are the things we can not restore, can not make new, can not undo—on our own. Or else we would. You and I can not give to God anything perfect but we can give to Him everything that is broken—in us.
God is not reluctant to look upon our stains and want something, someone ‘cleaner.’ He wants every bit of the dirt you and I have tracked in from outside. It isn’t for us to have to shine our shoes before we come to Him. Just as we are—the mess we are. He will not despise.
If we be in Christ our carpet walk here is as repentant forgiven sinners. Blemished and blessed. Flawed and free. Stained and covered. We can now walk in broken delight.
So let’s go Christians, everyday is a day to walk humbly on God’s carpet of grace.