Changing Diapers II

From Every Moment Holy by Douglas McKelvey

“Behold, I tell you a mystery we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.” 1 Cor 15:51

“Ah Lord, what a mess we sometimes make of our lives! What a tragic comedy is even our most sincere attempt to merit righteousness on our own.  We are no more able to render ourselves holy than is this infant to keep itself unsoiled.  

I am as dependent upon your grace and your own righteousness, O Christ, to justify and make me clean, as this little one is dependent upon me to wash the residue of filth from its skin, wrapping it again in soft and freshly-laundered garments.  Let me not be frustrated by the constant repetition of this necessary act on behalf of a child.  Rather, let the daily doing of this be a reminder to me, of the constant cleansing and covering of my own sin, that I—helpless as this babe and more often in need—enjoy in the active mercies of Christ.”