Heard this really sweet analogy last week and it has totally changed my life.
Your life is a chalkboard.
All of your past mistakes and failures are written on it in chalk.
in bold letters,
YOUR sin is written out for the WHOLE world to see.
You can try as hard as you want to
E R A S E the deeds of your past.
You can do a decent job at it even.
But your best efforts will still leave behind a chalky residue.
You may get the letters to disappear, but you are still left with the
smeared, DUSTY, MESS
of your life.
The only way for that residue to be removed is by being washed.
The only One who can wash you is
He can come and wash off every
MISTAKE, FAILURE, FLAW, ERROR, WORD, ACTION, HURT…
MARKED, SCARRED, SCRIBBLED, SEARED, AND RUINED,
the chalkboard of your life.
He erases it completely.
GONE. FROM. MEMORY.
He sees you
He begins to write the story of your life.
Beautiful, soft letters,
Words that bring JOY to the deepest parts of your heart.