…Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.Colossians 2:13-14
God canceled all of your debt when you accepted His great gift of salvation. What a beautiful thought that is. Imagine if you owed someone a lot of debt and then out of the goodness of their heart they decided to cancel all of it, no questions asked. Hard to believe isn’t it? Maybe because in this world when someone owes us a debt, we expect them to pay back. Companies even charge interest when the debt is not paid. Praise God that he does not operate in that way instead he wipes it away.
God offers His forgiveness because He loves us that much. That makes us alive in Christ; it gives us new life in him. He not only canceled our debt, but he remembered it no more. Our forgiveness does not usually work like that, does it? But His is so great.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for your forgiveness. I will never understand why you chose to forgive a sinner like me, but I will forever be grateful that you offered it without anything attached. Amen.