Grace says, “…

Grace says,

“I know.

And I forgive

you.”

Grace fully accepts the injury, and forgives. Grace is not cheap. It does not shrug off the offense as mere common occurrence or one being too hard on himself.

We cannot fight or have victory over sin (and death), unless God forgives us.

We have injured Christ in word, attitude, and action; our wicked wrath hung him on the cross; God’s righteous wrath, there, killed him for our sake.

All our shame is laid upon Christ and our Father says, “I know. And I forgive you.”

“But I feel like an idiot,” we say. “I’ve injured others so deeply. I drag your name through the mud. I screw up all the time.”

Yet again, he says, “I know.

And I forgive you.”

At a great cost to himself – through the shed blood of his son – our Father forgives.

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