2013-06-12 - What Would a Woman Say?
And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. (Luke 7:48 KJV)
Technically I was washing and anointing Jesus', but Jesus was also cleansing me from the inside out. It wasn't so much the words Jesus said, although they were powerful as the feeling that came over me, once He spoke the words. It was as if my former self melted away. Jesus knew my deeds, desires, and pain - and loved me anyway.
Jesus comes to our aid, just as He did for me. Jesus said He forgave me. He said those uplifting words out loud, loud enough for people to hear. Jesus said my faith in Him had saved me and to go in peace. We can have peace, a concept I never thought I would have the luxury to receive. I could go back to my old way of life, but then I would lose this newfound peace.
Lord, I can walk with my head held high, for You healed me. I don't have to walk with my sins of guilt and shame. Those sins no longer have the power to judge me. Today is a new day in my life; it's the start of a new life. For the first time, it doesn't matter if others see my vulnerable state. It only matters that You can help me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
When you had to take a stand for the Lord, were there any consequences to your decision?