Friday, April 22, 2011

He died

I like to live and think of Jesus rising from the dead, not that he died. But the fact that he died for me is very important. Without him I am dirt! All my sins are black like the junk that builds up in the cracks of my dishwasher. Black, rotten and smelly! But Jesus has died for my sins. I am always asking for his forgiveness. And once I am forgiven, it is forgotten. He doesn't keep a big book of past wrongs. He forgives. I guess if anything, I should learn to be more like him. My kids are always breaking things, yelling, hitting, and bothering each other. We get to the place of forgiveness, but I have a hard time forgetting. Perhaps God has the advantage, he sees what we will be...not what we are. Maybe I need to get a vision of what they are becoming, not the hard headed, arrogant selfish teenagers they are right now. But Jesus died for them too. And by his grace he will do a good work ...



I've always loved this picture of the boys in Thailand. Sin is like the smelly dirt in my dishwasher, but Jesus died for our sin. Once he washes us clean, he doesn't remember the sin. I don't keep remembering last weeks dirt either. The Bible says ...

Micah 7:19 He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

You need to deal with sin just like you need to deal with dirt. Ignoring it doesn't make it go away. But once you deal with it, you have freedom!

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