Good Morning December 14

As kids we would play ball or other games in our backyard. Sometimes one person or another would make a bad play. We would call for a “do over” and let the person give it another try. This was great in a backyard game, but in life we don’t get “do overs”. Unfortunately, when something is done, it is done, and we live with the memory and whatever consequences might occur. But in life, that is in our Christian life, we have something better than a do over. We have the gracious forgiveness and cleansing of our Lord Jesus. Psalm 103:12 tells us, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Yes, memories remain, and we wish we had done things differently, but there is even another aspect of God’s grace in forgiveness. He has a way of taking the bad things of the past and using them for His good. God’s grace is beyond measure, and always working for our completeness in Him.