The Bible tells us of many miracles: the blind receiving their sight, the lame walking, and even the dead rising again to life. But the greatest of all miracles is forgiveness, the free and complete pardon of an undeserving sinner by a righteous and holy God. As Psalm 32 says, "Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered."
Why is forgiveness such a marvelous gift? Consider for a moment that guilt is the most common symptom psychologists deal with in their patients today. Guilt is the inescapable weight that oppresses our consciences when we do something wrong. We try to deny what we have done, or attempt to deceive ourselves and others with excuses.”
Nevertheless, whether we regret our actions or not, we are powerless to take back what we have done....

Copyright 2022 Christopher N. White. Updated from a message originally written in 2007.


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