Monday, October 19, 2015

Reformation Sunday - Jeremiah 31:27-34

Jeremiah 31:27-34
“The days that are surely coming” where the Lord “remembers sin no more” arrived a long time ago by the way of a hill called Calvary. Unfortunately, we are very good at remembering what the Lord forgets. By that I mean we crucify ourselves again and again with guilt, shame and regret over the very “sour grape” thoughts, words and deeds that were nailed to the cross with Jesus. But the new covenant of the cross means that God continually renews the covenant we break so that we might come to know the One who desires nothing more than to be in relationship with rebellious children such as ourselves. Not sure what God gets out of it. But I am glad to know such a Lord. Maybe we need to write a new covenant with ourselves whereby we are as forgetful, and by that I mean as forgiving, as God.

1 comment:

  1. Pastor Phil, What a great world this could be if only we were as forgetful (forgiving) as God. Definitely something I need to do better with.