The more light you let in, the brighter you become. It’s your choice; shut the blinds completely & remain in the dark, crack the blinds & let in just a fraction of light, or tear the blinds down & flood the room with light!
Light has come into the world (John 3:19). It’s up to you how much of it you let in.
By forgiving our sins, Jesus removes them and discharges them.
Therefore, because of Jesus’s wonderful Love & Grace, your sins have been: Let go; fired, dismissed, sacked, axed, laid-off, and canned. They have been given their “pink slip” and “walking papers.” Like Elvis, your sins have left the building.
Stop re-living them.
Stop obsessing about them.
Stop beating yourself up over them.
Brother and sister, they are not even there! (Heb. 8:12, Rom. 11:27, Mic. 7:19, Psa. 103:12)
To pretend otherwise is to act like you still have that coat on that someone removed from you and sent away.
John ends his account with a bang. I’ve often thought about that last intriguing verse with a big smile.
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25)
“Many other things.”
What were they? I mean, we know that He raised people from the dead, gave sight to the blind, and literally walked on the water. And He did many other things as well?! So many in fact, that the world could not hold the books if they were all written down?!
I want to know what those other “things” were, don’t you? I want the unabridged version of His ministry. I know we are given what we need (John 20:31), but I am interested in what some of those other things were. I want the complete version of what Jesus said and did.
I guess I will just have to wait and ask Him in person.