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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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May 14, 2012 - Forgiven!

By Patrick J. Donadio

God forgives and forgets! To everyone who repents, God has promised to remove the record and remembrance of transgressions so far away that they can never return. The New Testament describes the Christian as being a “new creation” and promises that “old things have passed away; behold, all things have become come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV).

Some people remember those “old things” for a long, long time, but God does not. He not only forgives, He removes the evidence of that forgiven sin.

Simon Peter is an example. Peter was a man of action! Upon any occasion, Peter was the first one to react. He said something or did something that got him into trouble sometimes. Even before someone coined this expression, he lived it: “Do something, even if it’s wrong.”

I think we can all agree that if we could live our Christian lives over, there are some things we could have handled better. However, the sins and mistakes cannot be held against us because, in God’s records, they don’t even exist anymore. God forgives and removes the evidence. When I make my mistakes, I want to make them trying to do something for God. Doing nothing is a big mistake in itself.

As our spring months fade away and our summer months roll in, let us remember that we are building for eternity and it is only sensible that we should put our trust in the Eternal One and remember, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).

— Chaplain Patrick J. Donadio serves the graduate and professional students of Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

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