The 28 Day Forgiveness Challenge — Day 28
Do you know the question kids ask the most?
If you are a parent, you know the answer. It’s “Why?”
It’s a great question to ask. You can learn much about life when you are curious about the “why.” I’m not sure we ask it enough when it comes to the Gospel.
For example, why did Christ die? We know that He did, but why? What did he have in his mind as the end result?
I like what Peter wrote in his first letter: “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Why did Christ die? He died to bring you to God.
God created man for relationship. When sin entered in, that relationship was broken. Our fear of God’s punishment kept us at a distance from Him. We were too afraid to get close. Jesus changed all that through His shed blood. It beckons us to draw near to God.
The writer of Hebrews put it this way: “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus…let us draw near to God…” (Hebrews 10:19-22).
There is nothing to fear or worry about. Your sins are gone. Your punishment has been taken away. There is nothing standing in the way.
Because your sins have been forgiven, you can “approach God with confidence and freedom” (Ephesians 3:12).
This is good news. Draw near and enjoy your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Forgiveness Challenge #28 – What does it mean to you to be reconciled to God? Is there anything holding you back from drawing near to God in full assurance of faith?
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).