Spilled Coffee

We’ve all done things we’d like to do over. Well, maybe you haven’t, but it is true for me. Here is a recent example: One morning, I filled my favorite coffee cup and brought it to my desk. Since it was early, I didn’t want to turn on the lights and wake everyone up. My cup is black, and the desk has a black top. As I reached for my tablet in the dark, I upset the coffee all over the desk.As I tried to keep the coffee from getting on my books, I really would have liked to start over. Sadly, the only thing to do was clean up the mess and move on.

There is a biblical truth in this story. The Bible says we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We’ve made a mess of our lives, and there is no way to go back. Here is the good news: Jesus Christ came to save us from our sin. When we make a mess of our lives by committing some sin, He will not only clean us up, but he gives us a new start. And he promises to do it every time. There is only one condition, and that is that we place our faith and trust in Him. Scripture tells us Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. Then we are told, the words “it was credited to him” were written for “us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.”( Romans 4:18-25).

I had to clean up the coffee spill by myself, but when we sin, we are powerless to “clean up the mess.” Jesus has already taken care of that on the cross. By believing and trusting in that fact, God sees us as pure and unstained by our past sins .”If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

Did I mention I drink my coffee black?

In Him
Pastor Jerry

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