Recently I seen a video on Facebook where this lady was at court trying to answer for her crime of unpaid parking tickets. She owed around four hundred dollars. At first look, I thought how terrible it was for a person to not pay her city traffic tickets. I wouldn’t even dare not paying a fine or traffic violation from the city. I know what can happen if a person neglects to pay one, let alone several tickets. As I watched this woman’s explanation, I thought she might be just putting up an excuse to get out of paying. Then something happened to my perception of her. I saw a woman desperate and in such terrible turmoil; I had a tremendous amount of compassion for her. She had a son who died last year, then her government assistant check was cut because her son had owed money, so the state decided to cut her check. Then everything seemed to go wrong. She was evicted from her apartment, she ran out of money, then she kept getting parking tickets everywhere she went, not to mention she was still paying for her sons funeral. This lady was in court, having to face a judge and answer for her crimes. As I watched this video of her explanation, I saw a judge who was ready to hand out her sentence, but having compassion for her, he told her “I’m going to dismiss all your debt.”
This reminds me of a sin debt that was paid for me on Calvary. Jesus knows my sins and he died for me anyway. He is like the ultimate judge. We can’t talk our way out of our sins, because he knows everything about us. He knows sins that only we know. He knows the sins we ever committed from the beginning of our life. See Jesus, our judge, can cast a rightful and righteous judgment of death to us, but he has the power of clearing our sins for eternity. See Jesus paid the ultimate price, he gave his own life on a cross. Jesus paid for our sins with his own body at Calvary. The Bible says: without the shedding of blood is no remission (Hebrews 9:22). Jesus can clear our sins and forgive us any debt, but we must believe in him and ask for his forgiveness.
All we have to do to receive this forgiveness is to repent, pray to Jesus and ask him to forgive us and save us from our sins. He is in Heaven waiting for us to come to him in prayer. Right now Jesus is passing out grace (compassion) to all that come to him in true repentance. There will be a day when we will stand before God and Jesus and he will either say, Your sins are forgiven, or he will say, I never knew you. Those that don’t know Christ will answer for their sins. Those that the blood has been applied to their sins is forgiven. Not only are the sins going to be forgiven but he will welcome you with open arms into his family. He will live a life of happiness, peace and joy.
Wouldn’t you like to hear that one day, Your sins are forgiven. Matthew 25:21 gives us a picture of what we will hear one day: (His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.) Romans 4:7 says: Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Romans 3:24,25 says, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.”