“As they were emptying their sacks, there in each man’s sack was his pouch of silver! When they are their father saw the money pouches, they were frightened.” Genesis 42:35
Dear Jesus, Unrepentant sin leaves us guilty and afraid. For too long these brothers had been hiding this sin from their dad and their God. And now 25 years later it was haunting them. Lord God, I see myself in these brothers. Hiding my sin covering it up, excusing it, even lying about it. In all truth, I am sitting in it like a toddler in a dirty diaper and it rots. Forgive me for my impenitence. Lead me to come clean about my sin, for with you there is always forgiveness. Lead me to confess it for there and then you will cleanse me of all my sin and guilt. Lord, forgive me and take away all my fears. You are not a God who pays us back for our sins if you did, we would all be dead. But with you there is forgiveness. Lord, set my heart free from guilt and free by your full and free forgiveness. Amen.
Where there is forgiveness, there is life, peace, and freedom. At the cross, there is always forgiveness. And so as we confess our sins there to find and receive life, peace and freedom.