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"Forgive and Forget"

March 7, 2003

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Psalm 130:3-4 "If You, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared."

One year I drove from Missouri to Nevada and back. When I returned, it was like revisiting my past. None of the places I saw were "new" anymore. I had already been there.

Sometimes we revisit a time when we were hurt. We talk a lot about forgiving, and we may even do it most of the time. But forgiving and forgetting? That's a different matter altogether!

God does exactly that. Through Christ, God forgives all our sins. But even better than that (surprisingly possible!) God forgets our sins! It's as if they never happened. He forgives and forgets, because of His Son, Jesus Christ. This is powerful stuff! God, in turn, gives us the power to forgive others for the sake of Jesus Christ. It is good news that we are forgiven. We can share that good news in a powerful way by forgiving others.

Today's Bible Readings: Leviticus 23-24    Mark 10:32-52

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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