Every morning, in Toronto’s Union Station, thousands of people converge and walk through the place. They look like a herd of cattle going into a stall. I remember someone in the crowd made everyone laugh when he began mooing!
Every morning, for months, my eyes would read a poster hanging in a corner. Now I know it was Isaiah 1:18. The words were God’s personal invitation to me. My sins were like scarlet. I was carrying suitcases of mistakes everywhere I went. I was only 22 years old but my life desperately needed a do-over. I felt deep shame and I didn’t know how God could forgive me.
Jesus, God’s only Son, the Savior of the world, came to give His life as sin’s ransom for me. Friends and family explained that Jesus has the authority to forgive me. My scarlet sins could become white as snow, just as the poster said.
I asked Jesus to forgive my sins and be the Lord of my life in response to a friend’s challenge to consider following Jesus for 3 weeks and see what happened. That was 35 years ago. I would make the same decision a thousand times because I am human. I’m still a sinner, just a forgiven one.
Do you feel the heaviness of your sins? Do you hang your head in shame over what you have done? The invitation to ask Jesus for forgiveness is yours today. Come now and ask the Savior. Receive His love. Don’t wait.
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I ask You to forgive my sins and be my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Please be the Lord of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen.
Go Deeper — Read through the Gospel of John 8:1-28 as if it was written to you personally.
Read Further — How much sin will God forgive?
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