Monday, June 9, 2008

Forgiveness

Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.
--Joseph Hart, "Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy"

God redeems. He buys me back when I sell myself to sin. He purchases me with the blood of His Son; and it seems He does this time and again, day after day. He forgives and forgives and forgives. 

Would that I could but get it right, then I would have no need of His forgiveness. Would that I continue to get it wrong, that I might receive His forgiveness every hour. I am a continual sinner and a reluctant saint.

How can I draw near to the One clothed in glorious light? Would His glory be sullied by my shame? Would my darkness snuff out His light? Oh thank You, Jesus, that I am small. I cannot change You. I cannot degrade You. My sin is a grain of sand before the mountain of Your righteousness.

I need You, Jesus.


2 comments:

Rachel Lake said...

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Hope everything is going well, miss you!!

Corey said...

I find myself wanting to comment on every post and I wonder if you find it at all tiring. Know that I am sincere, especially when I say that the words in this post are gracefully posed. Eloquent, but not at all dressed up. Balanced, not one letter embellished.