Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Forgiven and forgotten

"This is the covenant I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord:
'I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them upon their minds,'
he also says: 'Their sins and their evildoing I will remember no more.'"
Hebrews 10:16-17

It sure seems that we remember our sins and evildoing long after God has forgotten it, doesn't it? We can wallow around in our own misdeeds long after the sin has been confessed and forgiven--forgotten even--by God. One of the first things we need to trust about God is God's forgiveness. Even though we, ourselves, may not completely understand it. We think of God in human terms. And because we tend to cling to grudges and because we like to stir into memory bitterness of the past, we assume God does too. And God has a much better memory than we do! Let's take a moment today to realize and rejoice in the fact that God forgives and forgets. Our sins are as far from us as the east is from the west. And let's remember that when we are challenged to forgive and forget too. Love, heidi

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