“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
‘The righteousness of God?’
Me, righteous, guilt – free, clean?
During worship and Communion on Sunday, the words of my friend Jill spoke to me so clearly. As she mentioned the bread and the juice, symbols of Christ’s death in our place, the power of the TRUTH that our sins are forgiven really hit me. We are cloaked with righteousness. Nothing shows—not my sins, my shortcomings, my failures, but the blood of Jesus COVERS me.
I have a small note in my Bible from many years ago that my Pastor friend Mike McIntosh shared.
When we look at our sins, he said, they are often in gradations. Some sins ‘really big’, others ‘not so big.’
As if God has a sin-o-meter.
I have a drawing on the note that looks something like the outline of a city skyline, short buildings, tall buildings, medium buildings…you get the idea.
But NO–when our Father looks down at us, he has a birds eye view, and instead of our sin, he sees a single ribbon of red…………just a line
and we are hidden underneath it.
That seems like such a simplistic truth, but the visual helps me remember when I take Communion, because Jesus died a terrible death in my place, I am righteous.
It’s a re-telling of truth that bears repeating–
my repentance is a daily communion that keeps me free.
Just like the birds.
Sharing in Community for
and with Jen for Soli Deo Gloria