The worst part about being a paperboy is that the ink dies your hands black. Well, that and waking up at 5:20am every morning, even earlier on Saturdays. Or the dog chasing you. Or when it rains...actually, being a paperboy wasn’t that great. However, there is something cool about being the one who delivers the news. At the time, our small town paper had the scoop on whatever was happening in town, the United States, and around the globe.
Now we all have any information we want at our fingertips at all times. My homepage is set to a spreadsheet of twelve different sites that I daily refer to for information. My news comes from the Huffington Post. My sports from Yahoo Sports. My movie trailers from Apple Trailers. The latest in animal fashion from... (jk). Think of the places you go for information….
What if your current sins or vices were published publicly there for all to see?
On the front page of the New York Times? or on the homepage of your online news source, your photo included? or on your Facebook feed? If you knew it was happening in 10 days from now, would it change the way you live? What would you change? Can you think of anything to confess? repent of?
We serve a God who forgives us, already knowing everything about us that could be published. We live post-resurrection. So why wait to ask for God’s grace? The essence of grace is that we do not deserve it, so stop delaying! God is waiting to cover and erase what you try to keep hidden. Open up. Accept the loving grace of God. Be free.
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Confess, repent, "go and sin no more"