August 6, 2013


Psalm 130:3-4 “If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?   But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.”

Have you ever found yourself reflecting on the past?  Wondering had you went from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’?  As I read and study scripture, I am often brought to a moment of reflection.  One such instant was today when I read the beginning of the one-hundred-thirtieth Psalms.  Here, I was again reminded that if I were to look at all of my life and see all that deviates from the perfection found in God, I would see how foul and corrupt I am.  If I should stand before a perfect and holy God with every flawed thought, improper word, and immoral deed laid bare I could not justify my actions only express regret.  

BUT God did not leave me in this place… for with the Lord there is forgiveness!  I am so glad of the conjunction ‘but’ for with it I find what I do not deserve… compassion and reconciliation.  The simple idea that I am without excuse except for the fact that God got involved. I am rightfully found guilty of my sin except for the fact that God got step in. Praise be to God that He freely forgives and liberally loves through His Son, Jesus Christ.