This morning, I thought that I would talk about forgiveness. We often talk about forgiveness of others, but seldom do we talk about forgiveness of self. I know that is a tall topic that I have chosen for today but that is the one that has been placed on my mind. So, let’s jump right into it, shall we?
But I am awed this morning anew because of His love for a piece of clay, me, that messes up many times and yet He keeps on loving me. Folks, that makes me ever thankful. There is a scripture that I want to reference this morning, Hebrews 4:16 and it reads:
Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
That scripture says to me that no matter what condition I am in, if I but come to His throne in repentance asking for forgiveness, He will hear me. I am so glad to know that He is faithful and that even when I mess up, He says, “I forgive.” And He keeps His arms of protection around me. When I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, He is there protecting. When my enemies encompass me, He is there.
Armed with those words, folks, we can keep working for our Lord (though we mess up every now and then) as we make our journey toward Him and home. Let us all be grateful and thankful for His phenomenal love and let us tell Him so!
Doing What I Can, While I Can,
Alma L. Stepping On Jones