Forgiveness in Time of Conviction.

“Come now let us reason together,” says the Lord, “ Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah1:18.

God is loving, forgiving, slow to anger. He is not out to get us. God is often portrayed as strict, stoic, no-nonsense, out-to-punish God.Waiting for us to mess and condemn us. Sometime ago I thought of God as an old man with a long white beard, white overflowing robes, with a long stick in the His hand… As I grew deeper the image melted, I saw Him as love, the love I feel for friends, siblings, parents. I saw Him as the emotion that chokes me when I worship Him. The feeling  that moves me to tears. I love how Danny Gowkey says in his song, More than you think I am; that we think that God is somewhere on a mountain top but never think behind bars. God will meet you where you are. You cannot erase your past but you can turn around.

Sin separates us from God, but He is willing to reason with us and accommodate us. That is big. You are still pissed at someone who gossiped about you and thinking about it all the time. You are still offended. You are not willing to put it to rest. Think about God,  He renews His mercies every morning, giving a chance to repent or be better. He gives an opportunity to let Him erase our wrong past with no “buts.”

1st John1:7-9

8: If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us

9: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This Easter is a chance for us to change, to look for Him Like a blogger friend of mine said, Through the HS, JS medium( Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ), and the Word. Only then will everything fall into place.

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