Thursday, August 24, 2017
OUR FORGETFUL GOD
In “A Forgiving God in an Unforgiving World,” Ron Lee Davis tells the true story of a priest in the Philippines, a much-loved man of God who carried the burden of a secret sin he had committed many years earlier. He had repented but still had no peace, no sense of God’s forgiveness.
In his parish was a woman who loved God and who claimed to have visions in which she spoke with Christ. The priest, however, was skeptical. To test her he said, “The next time you speak with Christ, ask him what sin your priest committed while he was in seminary.” The woman agreed.
A few days later the priest asked her, “Well, did Christ visit you in your dreams?” “Yes, he did,” she replied. “And did you ask him what sin I committed in seminary?” “Yes.” “And what did he say?” She smiled and replied, “The Lord Jesus said that he did not remember.”
Whatever God forgives, he also forgets! “So far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).