My heart has no malice and declares forgiveness

but the world has told me that if you have forgiven
then you will forget---I have been struggling with that--
The scripture tell us that He has removed our sin
as far as the east from the west and He remembers our sin no more.

God views us through grace 
and the stain of our sin is taken away

Why then am I not able to forget?
I have a mind---and it is impossible to erase any one thing from it 
with my efforts.  

I found no problem in forgetting where I put something,
what you name is,
to pay the light bill,
a multitude of mundane daily things---I forget daily

We do not forget--the birth of our children
the loss of a loved one
our great adventures
or any other profound moment in our life---good or bad

This week---while searching for answers---I read an explanation
I can embrace

"What does it mean that God remembers their sin no more? It means that God chooses not to interact with us based upon what we’ve done, but instead interact with us based upon what Christ has done." (excerpt from here)

God is omnipotent---he knows everything---including our sin---but he looks at us through the lens of grace.

So it is with that same lens that I peer while gazing.

"I--yes, I alone--will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again."
Isaiah 43:25

1 comment

  1. There is a wisdom in releasing, yet remembering. For in the remembering we gain wisdom and we are less likely to go down that path again ...


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