Thursday, April 29, 2010

On Garbage Day

They come faithfully once a week to cart away our trash. Of course, they do. We pay them. If we didn't pay them, they wouldn't come.

That makes it all the more amazing that the God of the universe freely carts away our trash--pride, lies, stealing, gossip, murder, slander--each and every time His children ask. He promised!

"If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."
~I John 1:9

More than just cart away our trash, God purifies us from all unrighteousness--sprays us with Lysol, if you will, so that even the stench of our sin is removed. How thorough He is! So ready to forgive!

How about us? Are we quick to forgive those who have trespassed against us? Are we willing to forgive seventy times seven? Say, that would be a good sin to confess. Like Golem of LOTR, tell that unforgiving spirit to "LEAVE and don't come back!" And ask God to cart it off with the trash.

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