“Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29b New Revised Standard)
Have you ever had a blemish you wanted to hide? I once had an ugly wart. I picked at it, and in days it sprouted into a nasty white cauliflower on my left arm. In distress, I applied an over-the-counter medication. At first, it got smaller, but then with my continual picking, it became larger than when I started. Ah! My frustration grew with my embarrassment, so I covered my little wart with a band-aid and went to the doctor.
Sin is like my little wart. Just as using an over-the-counter drug didn’t work, in pride, I manage and minimize the squabble I had with my husband or a mean thought towards a friend. I hide for cover in guilt and shame with a band-aid. Meanwhile, my sin festers like a wart in my heart. What I need to do is confess to God that I blew it and ask Him to fix me. For instance, rather than controlling or comparing in relationships, I need to listen and be more aware of my over-talking.
Friend, let’s agree together. Our sin can’t be self-cured.
Healing takes place by coming to the Great Physician.
He removes our guilt, washing our stains as white as snow. Healing comes when we come out of hiding and acknowledge sin. What a relief to know that we can get rid of it once and for all.
Take some time to think about any attitude or action you’ve tried to dismiss. Maybe your sin happened long ago. Perhaps no one knows but you. It doesn’t matter. It’s never too late to tell God. There’s no sin too great to bring before Jesus. Thank God, He washes all our guilt and shame away only through Jesus’ love and righteousness.
If you have never confessed your sin, make this a day you do. If you know Jesus, uncover any unconfessed sin today.