Day 20 - The JUMBO Eraser
Funny how sometimes things will just jump out at you when you least expect it, isn't it?
For instance, I spied this while shopping in the dollar store......
For some reason, it caught me eye - even though it was hanging about halfway down the aisle from the crayons for which I was searching. But, there it was and it spoke volumes to me!
Ever feel like you just need a big ol' eraser to clean up messes you make in your own life? Gosh, I think most of us do feel that way from time to time. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just pull out an eraser and whisk away mistakes?!?!?
Well, God has the original JUMBO eraser! He can erase those mistakes, if we are just humble enough to admit them and ask Him. And the most amazing part is that when He uses His eraser, there's not a trace of the mistake in His eyes anymore.....totally clean paper, once again.
It's called FORGIVENESS.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." ~ 1 John 1:9
Now, there is a flip side to this. We are called upon to also use our own "eraser" and practice forgiveness towards others.
"For if you forgive others for their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you." ~ Matthew 6:14
Our eraser will never compare to His, but using it will certainly bless our heart even more than the heart of the one whom we forgive. Forgiving keeps our heart from growing hard and bitter....it opens it up to receive our forgiveness from above.
Today, every day, I am thankful that I am forgiven!!! If that is not a tremendous blessing, I don't know what is.....
Keep your hearts open so they can be filled.....