Beauty in the Broken

(By Angela Watson)

I’d been reading through Psalm 51, David’s prayer to God after being confronted by the prophet Nathan regarding his sin with Bathsheba, and while the words in verse 7 were so familiar, I was puzzled.

“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” (Psalms 51:7).

What did David mean by being purged with hyssop and how would it make him clean?

As I started to dig a little deeper, my heart was moved by how amazing our God is. Our God is not a God of chaos or coincidence. He is a God of planning and purpose, right down to the smallest details.