Tuesday, January 11, 2005

A Clean Slate

Recently my wife went out for the evening and I was left "in charge" of helping our sons with their homework. What a frustrating evening it was! Nothing seemed to go right! Finally (about an hour after they should have been in bed) I tucked them in and prayed with them. Whew! I hoped I wouldn't have a night like that again for a long, long time.

The next morning I had to leave the house earlier than usual and woke the boys up so I could have breakfast with them before I left. The incidents from the night before were forgotten and the boys were forgiven. I couldn't wait to see them!

I'm so thankful that our heavenly Father doesn't love us with any strings attached. Did you mess up yesterday? Did things not work out the way you wanted last night? God was still passionately pursuing some "quiet time" with you this morning! Did you disappoint Him by rushing off to some commitment? He doesn't keep a record of wrongs and hold us at ransom until we "shape up". He can't stand being without us!

"If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared." - Psalm 130:3,4

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