Words from the Heart for Saturday June 3rd, 2017
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 (NRSV)
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A clean heart is a wonderful gift that only the Lord can give. There is no price tag to be put on this. It has already been purchased for us by the blood of Jesus through His death on the cross. There are likely those that you know that still are not aware that the gift has been purchased for them and is waiting. Let them know they, too, can receive it from the Lord!
The beginning of a national airline in Canada was on April 11, 1937 when the federal parliament passed legislation creating a government corporation called Trans Canada Airlines. It was a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway. Transport Minister C.D. Howe had a vision to create an airline that would link cities on Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Using $5 million in Crown seed money, two Lockheed Model 10 Electras and one Boeing Stearman biplane were purchased from Canadian Airways and experienced airline executives from United and American Airlines were brought in. Passenger flights began on 1 September 1937, with an Electra carrying two passengers and mail from Vancouver to Seattle at a cost of $14.20 round trip. On 1 July 1938, Trans Canada Airlines hired their first flight attendants. Transcontinental routes from Montreal to Vancouver began on 1 April 1939.
In Western civilization, because of our Christian roots, we understand the heart to be the centre of our being. The Bible is filled with truth, for example, that comes from the heart of God. The heart is the centre of our lives and how we live our lives is simply the external proof of what is deep inside us, driving our lives. The Bible speaks of the unredeemed heart, and says that out of the darkness of that heart comes all sorts of sin and perversion. But out of the redeemed heart springs the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. King David had committed grievous sin – adultery and murder. The fallout from his sin affected not only his own life, but that of his family and others. David knew that he needed God to do a miraculous job of transforming his heart. So he cries out to God in Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” David knew that he didn’t just need to be a better person, or do better things. He needed a spiritual heart transplant. He needed God to create something brand new – a clean heart. It’s what Jesus does when He gets hold of our heart. He creates in us a something brand new. Has He done that for you?
These have been words from the heart.