Your Sins Are Erased!


Without going into a lot of detail, something happened last week in our home where my youngest son asked for my forgiveness. He was mortified at what he'd said to me. And I forgave him, but he couldn't seem to forgive himself.

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I told him that he needed to forgive himself and that he needed to pray and ask God for forgiveness as he went off to bed. The next day while dropping him off at school, he said, "Mom, I feel like God forgave me." I just smiled and said to him "that's what God does."

He still seems chagrined, so I want to do more. This morning on the way to work I heard a song with a line about "your sins are on the bottom of the sea." And it made me think of Psalm 103:12: "He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west."

I want to write that verse on a giant eraser to let him know that Christ's death on the cross erased his sin–past, present, and future.

Got any ideas where I can find a big eraser?

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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as co-director of the KidMin Conference. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources. Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristineYJones

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