Sine Cera

Scripture reading

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
–Hebrews 10:22

Thought of the Day

Back in ancient Rome, sculpting was a popular profession. Almost every building had statues honoring various gods and figures. As in any profession, there were artists and then just stone carvers. The less qualified craftsmen would cover their errors with wax so buyers could not see the flaws. The true artists, in order to distinguish themselves from this practice, would often mark their statues with the words, sine cera – without wax. It meant that those marked were authentic. They were real. They were not trying to hide anything. What you saw is what you got.
Re-read the scripture for today. Is your heart sine cera? Without wax?

Prayer

Father, Thank you for your pure water that washes my sin away. Amen.

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