Forgiveness

 ON THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS

 I said: I am not praying for the forgiveness of sins anymore.
 It’s old fashioned, for I know now that I am a child of God.

 You said: Jesus died because of your sins.
  
 I said: I have turned my life around, repented and confessed
 Am now living out of God’s goodness and mercy.

 You said: Jesus died because of your sins.
  
 I said: I now live in the love of God
 And did acknowledge once long ago 
 That I am a sinner, forgiven 
 Sealed by the Spirit, done once and for all.

 You said: Jesus died because of your sins.
  
 I said: But as Christ who was once crucified,
 Died and was buried of which I remember and
 Celebrate, partaking in the Lord Supper. 
 Repeats do not change.

 You said: Jesus died because of your sins
  
 I said: I know my only comfort in life and in death
 Is because Jesus paid the price for me.
 I must now go and claim his promises.

 You said: Jesus died because of your sins.
  
 I said: I know my Christian calling, so I help
 Where’re I can to give a cup of cold water,
 Living for God and my neighbour.

 You said: Jesus died because of your sins.
  
 I said: You show me again and again 
 how to walk with you on the paths of the righteous 
 for your name sake and by your mercy.

 He said: Though your sins be as scarlet 
 They shall be as white as……….
  
 I interrupted Him and said: I know all that but 
 why again and again and again.
 
 You replied: Because I love you, I died to take away your sins. 
  
 JS



"Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift."
  
 2nd letter to the Corinthians chapter 9 verse 15