True love keeps no record of wrongs. It is forgiving. It wipes away tears and offers a clean slate. The best picture of this kind of love is the love Christ had for us when He died on the cross. He did this knowing the depth of our sins and knowing that we were in need of forgiveness. No questions asked; He did it out of His love for us.
Imagine a life where someone followed you around everyday and wrote down every wrong thing you said or did. It would be miserable, right? Sometimes we act that way with those we love. Even when they are sorrowful, we still dig up the past and hold it over their heads. This often leads to divorce and broken relationships. I knew a lady who would come into my office everyday complaining about her ex-husband and tearing him apart. Everyday was a new grievance. She continuously recalled a nasty text she sent him or how he had failed once again. I don’t know the man; maybe he did all of those things, but all I could think about was how she is still hanging onto her records of wrongs all this time, years after their split. What a miserable life! Praise God that He is not that way with us! When He sacrificed His Son, there was no condition about it. His love and forgiveness covered our sins, wiped out our sins.
God would have every right to hold our sins over our heads. Every sin is a separation from God. However, that is not how He works. He operates with grace and mercy. He extends forgiveness over and over again. May we extend the same forgiveness that He gives us to those around us.