…Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.Ephesians 5:25-27 (NLT)
I love the smell of the air after it rains. The fresh crispness of the nature around me. Sometimes my spirit needs that freshness that comes from the water of the word.
As the rain falls, cleansing the earth,
So rain down your word on my soul.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
I lift my hands to the heavens in praise,
Receiving your freshness.