Today as I was driving home with a couple of other chicks (yes really- the poultry kind) I passed a church with a board that read: “God Knows How To Forget Sins”. It made me think about how we don’t. We try to, but ultimately we not only hold people to their wrong doings but also ourselves- even if an apology or amends were made and it was given over to God. We might forgive- but we don’t forget, and sometimes those things can run over and over in our minds like a broken record relentlessly.
Immediately a picture popped into my head.
Could you imagine walking into a store being reminded of all the things you once owed them? Every cereal bag, carton of milk, eggs, flour, everything- as if you never bought it. Holding over your head everything you ever purchased as if you never spent a dime.
“But… that was paid for. All of that was paid for.” Do you still owe for those things?
That is what Jesus has done for us. When we accept Him as our savior and confess our sins genuinely, our tab is payed- in full- owing nothing. We do not need to revisit that debt as still owing. We also need to do the same for others.
The same cross paid their tab, too.