For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
— Psalm 103:11-12
A drunken husband snuck up the stairs quietly one evening as his wife was sleeping. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a fight earlier that night. He doctored himself up, then proceeded to climb into bed, smiling at the thought that he’d pulled one over on his wife.
When morning came, he opened his eyes and there stood his wife. “You were drunk last night weren’t you!”
“No, honey. I wasn’t.”
“Well, if you weren’t, then who put all the Band-Aids on the bathroom mirror?”
Many people today are much like that husband. They look into the mirror of their lives, see their scars, and do the best they can to bandage themselves up, replacing “bad behavior” with “good behavior.” But the reality is when they do that, they’re simply putting bandages on a mirror and doing nothing to really heal the sin in their lives.
But in Christ, you have a whole hospital of spiritual healing at your disposal that takes the sin in your lives and doesn’t just hide it, but separates it from you as far as the east is from the west. So instead of just trying to be a “good person,” trust fully in Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and experience healing in His name!
Ask God to help you get beyond just being a “good person” to fully trusting in the forgiveness Christ offers from sin.
Questions for Thought
What are some sins in your life you’ve tried to cover up just by being a “good person”?
How does it make you feel to know that your forgiveness isn’t based on your performance, but on Christ’s finished work on the cross?