I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. (1 John 2:12)
I wonder how those to whom John was writing felt as they were now included into the most special group? The letter was targeted to those whose sins were forgiven because of their decision to believe in Christ. Those who had humbled themselves in repentance and confession of sin were recipients of God’s great and marvelous grace. They were now, God’s children!
Forgiveness of sin is the heart’s freedom force and the repositioning process which occurs as a result is mind boggling. Mere worthless flesh is transformed into the highest of possible privileges and enters membership into the royal family of God.
Yes, this letter is to all who have been redeemed. This letter is addressed to all God’s children, so read, listen, and heed.
Silent…grateful…humble. These are the words I am thinking and feeling in this early morning vigil. Amen.
“And forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.”