Is your sin really gone?

But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. –1 John 3:5

A little girl was sitting and watching her mother do dishes one day, and she suddenly noticed her mom had several strands of white hair. She took a closer look, and her mother noticed the girl had a perplexed look on her face.

“What is it, sweetie?“ the mom asked.

“Mom,” the girl responded, “Why do you have white hairs coming out of your head?”

The mom laughed and answered, “Well, every time you do something wrong or disobey, one of my hairs turns white.”

The little girl thought for a moment and quipped back, “So how come ALL of Grandma’s hairs are white?”

Many people think God has an ongoing tally of their wrongs. And over time those wrongs pile up as they disappoint Him time and time again. But that’s the wonderful thing about grace. Grace means no wrong is ever counted against us. We don’t give God white hairs!

So, the next time you make a mistake, remember that because you’re in Christ, your sins are covered and will never be held against you!

Praise God that in Christ, you’ll never have one sin counted against you.

Questions for thought

Why do you think people tend to be tougher on themselves for their mistakes than God is?

How might your life look differently if you lived completely free from the guilt of your past transgressions?