All Is Forgiven
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.” – Ephesians 1:7
A common explanation of the word “sin” is “anything that separates us from God.” While not technically the definition of the word, it does make a lot of sense to think of sin in that way. No matter what the transgression, sin works to build a barrier—a wall—between us and God. And the more we try to justify our transgressions, the higher and thicker that wall becomes.
But God is not without mercy and grace towards His children. He sent us His Son, who was so rich in kindness and mercy, he died for us so that our sins could be forgiven. The wall fell for all time, and no matter what sins we commit today, when we turn to Jesus and access this great sacrifice, the wall is brought down. Through His blood—His sacrifice—we are redeemed and our relationship with God is restored.
And all we have to do is ask. When we desire forgiveness, when we need God’s strength to turn our lives around, all we have to do is ask. Because God loves us, all of His mercy is ours.
Today’s One Thing
Ask a friend to pray with you, so that you both can praise God for His mercy and thank Him for the forgiveness of your sins.