a minister visited an elderly lady who was confined to a hospital bed.As they chatted it was evident that she was a
splendid Christian who had lived a rich life and had given a great deal to her
children by way of a Christian heritage.However, she was concerned over a sin she had committed in the early
days of her life. I told her that God
forgives the repentant believer.He
forgets as well.
To make this clear, I told her of a father
whose son came in and asked what he was reading.He told him he was reading the Bible.The boy said “but dad that is a geography
book”.The father said, “I know, but
while reading the Bible I found a passage that says “our sins are separated
from us and dropped into the depths of the sea”, I decided I would look in the
geography book to see just how deep the seas are”.
What a reassurance that
our confessed sins are forgiven and separated from us – that far.