We know how various recording devices work. We use them to save all kinds of material from voices, to videos, to digital media on our computers or phones. One of the features of any recording device is the ability to erase the material and begin again. Does this sound familiar? It is the wonderful blessing our Lord offers to us. It is called repentance and forgiveness. The Lord has promised, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”(Isaiah 1:18) This is God’s erase button, graciously given to us in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. “So great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”(Psalm 103:12) Just as with a recording device, there is a fresh start with a clean disk. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”(I John 1:9) What wonderful grace we have been given in our Lord Jesus Christ.