“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43:25)
How do you feel about the past? Some people long for the past, “If only we could go back to this time or that time!” “What happened to the good old days?”
But there are some aspects of the past that we wish we could forget, right? Like that past sin that we committed, like that guilt from something shameful that we did, like that wrong we committed against someone else, like that thing that we think we can hide from everyone, but we know we can’t hide it from God.
What makes you feel guilty? What sins of your past are haunting you?
But did you look closely at this passage? What does God tell you? He “blots out” your transgression! He “remembers your sins no more”! How can God say that? How can God forget about our past sins?
How? Because He hid your sins in Jesus. Jesus suffered and died on the cross not just for your little sins, but for ALL your sins. There on the cross God condemned your sins, punished all your sins in full! Now God looks at you and says, “I’ve forgotten your sins, I don’t remember them any more.”
“I lay my sins on Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God; He bears them all and frees us from the accursed load. I bring my guilt to Jesus to wash my crimson stains white in his blood most precious till not a spot remains.” (CW 371 v. 1)
White in Jesus’ blood, just like you,