Saturday, July 05, 2014

clean of that stain – v2

Like a picture from our past
gathering dust in an album
pulled down from a shelf
our memory, our mind
holds onto the grievance
the guilt, the shame
of our history.

We hold on, we are not ready
not forgiving, not releasing
not moving on, forward
when we are already
clean of that stain
made right before God
the forgiveness of sin.
God has forgiven
by the sacrifice of Christ
the debt already paid
on the altar of the cross;
but we hold onto the sin
to the picture in the album
not releasing the past
when we are already forgiven.

edited July 5, 2014
clean of that stain – v2
July 5, 2014
clean of that stain
Psalm 103:12
Ephesians 1:3-10
“Spiritual Blessings in Christ” (NCV)
Psalm 51:17
Upper Room Daily Devotional
“The Gift of Forgiveness”
by Veronica Kamidi
for July 5, 2014
read July 5, 2014
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for July and August 2014

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