Friday, August 22, 2014

God Doesn't Do Guilt-Trips

We fall sometimes. In ways and degrees we'd rather not, I'll bet. In our pride, we'd like to make a big to-do, a big fuss, about the whole matter, as though we have anything He needs. But it is precisely the power of His mercy at the Cross that shocks us once more.

It is not to say we do not confess, that we don't amend our ways. But we go forth in the knowledge and the power that we are powerless. "Who can forgive sins, but God alone?" Who, indeed.

We say, "Father, I have sinned against Heaven and against you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son." He laughs, and throws a party.

That's change I can believe in.

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