Day#10 Media Fast
I was having lunch with someone I consider a great friend the other week. One thing I genuinely appreciate about her is she is boldly honest. I love that!
As I continue to listen to the Word regularly, random moments come to mind. Today, that lunch experience was one of these.
During the short time we were together we talked about church and Christians. She has been really “burnt” by Christians in the past and doesn’t have any desire to go there again. I get it. Still, I encouraged her to find something better!
Something that broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes was a comment referring to her past. She said that some of the things she did when she was much younger were horrible. She felt she will need to give an account for these things when she dies. It was as though she has carried her greatest trespasses for so many years.
She said she doesn’t believe people can do horrible things like murdering someone in cold blood and then be forgiven.
Isaiah says in Chapter 1:18, “Come now let us settle the matter,” the Lord says. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool”.
Here is another good article from Billy Graham.
I asked the Lord what I should write about this evening. He clearly answered me. He wanted me to share this story. If you’re reading this and you believe you aren’t worthy of God’s forgiveness, that’s simply not true. There is nothing He can’t forgive. He is a good Father and He loves all His children. Forgiveness is found at the foot of the cross.
Forgiven forever and white as snow.
Thank you for sharing these stories on your blog. Forgiveness was something it took me a long time to grasp and be able to do. Yet it is so freeing no matter how big or small our need is to forgive someone or ask someone to forgive us. She will get there, the Lord will find a way in her heart.