I heard a story once about an Englishman who bought a Roll-Royce. It had been advertised as the car that would never, ever, ever break down. So the man bought the Rolls-Royce at a hefty price and was driving it one day when, to his surprise, it broke down. He was far away from town, so he called Rolls-Royce and said, “Hey, you know this car that will never break down? Well, it’s broken down.”
Immediately, a Rolls-Royce mechanic was sent via helicopter to the location where the car was broken down. The car was fixed, and the man went on his way. Naturally, the man expected to get a bill from Rolls- Royce. It was clearly expensive for them to provide such service (not often does a mechanic fly to where your car is broken down!), and he wanted to get the whole ordeal behind him. So when the bill had not yet come a few weeks later, the man called Rolls-Royce and said, “I’d like to go ahead and pay the bill for my auto repairs so that we can get this behind us.” Rolls-Royce responded, “Sir, we are deeply sorry, but we have absolutely no record of anything ever having gone wrong with your car.”
Consider the wonder. For all who come to Christ and receive a new heart from Him, the God of the universe looks at you and says, “I have absolutely no record of anything ever having gone wrong in your life.”
I John 1: 9 tells us that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. “ Our sins are lost in God’s sea of forgetfulness. The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the day which is now here. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (Jeremiah 31: 34b)
Rejoice in the fact that your sins are not only forgiven, but they are forgotten. Satan can’t hold them against you any longer. You have been set free, not to continue sinning, but to follow Christ in obedience.
Have a great!
Tuesday Morning on the Run
Inspirational thoughts from Pastor Barry Lawson