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Monday Meditations – Acts 3:19
September 5, 2011
Todays Meditation Verse:
Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
Have you ever had an etch-a-sketch? I may be dating myself here, but I did as a child. It was one of my favorite toys! I would painstakingly work and work to produce a spectacular work of art.
I really never came close to the visions that I had in my mind, but I kept trying, day after day.
The coolest thing about the etch-a-sketch was that as soon as I made a mistake I could instantly wipe it away as if it had never been there and start all over. I wouldn’t even stop to think about it, I’d shake it and – boom – away it would go.
Now sometimes that wonderful feature on an etch-a-sketch was a two edged sword. There were times that I would have a great picture going and then by accident I would bump it or shake it and it would all be wiped away, and I could not recover it.
When something was wiped out it was gone forever and could never in any way or fashion be recovered. No matter how hard I tried, I could never recover it again.
Well that is how far removed our sins are. They are not recoverable. So as we are drawing on the etch-a-sketch of life and we make a mistake, just shake it (off) and move forward. Start again with a clean slate and move forward with Christ.
The past mistakes are over and gone, wiped away. Don’t allow the enemy to keep bringing them up and reminding you of them. Remind him that they are gone, wiped away never to be recovered. Move forward with hope for tomorrow, knowing that the old is gone and the new is just ahead.
And should we make another mistake, and we will, we have Christ to wipe it clean – again.
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