The Cleansing Fountain
“On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness. Zechariah 13:1
Today’s reading and selection reminds me of the old hymn:
There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins; And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains. Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains; And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.
According to the cyber hymnal website, William Cowper wrote this hymn after suffering deep depression and attempting suicide several times. God in His mercy spared Cowper and he left us a wonderful testimony to the power of our Lord Jesus Christ to cleanse the most wicked sinner.
Trust the One whose blood was shed to redeem, forgive, and cleanse hopeless rebels.
For more reflections on today’s reading, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.