• Libby Zeigler • March 16, 2021 •

This morning, before I got out of bed, I was spending a few moments with the Lord. . . you know, the usual – praying for my “people”, committing my day to him, asking for forgiveness for all the ways I fall short.  I kind of got stuck there for a bit. . . there are a LOT of ways I fall short!! In my mind’s eye, I pressed my forehead against Jesus’ forehead and said “For real, though. . . I am so sorry for my selfishness. . . for not making my life completely about you.”  Hebrews 8:12 popped in my mind: “I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more”. 

I rolled that “remember their sins no more” piece around in my mind for awhile.

WOW!  That’s really a beautiful gift, isn’t it?  I mean, there are a lot of people who offer forgiveness when we’ve wronged them and asked for forgiveness . . but that “remember it no more” piece. . . . WOW.  I don’t know of anyone who can completely forget about the wrong, even after forgiveness has taken place.  Of course, we commit not to dwell on it. We might even say “forgiven and forgotten”, but. . . really???  We don’t REALLY forget, do we?    

Hebrews 8_12

I am so thankful that, when we ask for God’s forgiveness, He not only FORGIVES us, but He removes that transgression from us “as far as the East is from the West” (Psalm 103:12) and then He remembers it NO MORE!!  We may remember.  The enemy of our souls remembers. . . and is all too happy to remind us of our sins.  But our FATHER not only forgives us. . . He really does FORGIVE and FORGET!  Hallelujah!!  What an INCREDIBLE blessing!  Thanks be to GOD!