"If you oh Lord kept a record of sins, who could stand."- Psalm 130:3
Dear Lord, I catch myself thinking that I can stand in front of you because I do this or that kind of well. Whenever I feel this way, I invariably catch myself thinking I am ahead of some other sinner in the "be good" game. And in my heart I look down on them. But when I am alone with you, I cannot escape the painful truth that I often do not even want to do good. If you kept a record of my sins, I could not stand in front of you. That's why I love you so much. You have forgiven all of my sins. There is no record of them to be found. I see only you and your accepting smile. Because you have forgotten my sins, I can forget them too. AMEN
"Forgiveness is God's supernatural power to make everything right in a wrong world."