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Confession

March 11, 2014
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Location: Salon “Blush”, 218 Main Street

Blush Photo and Reflections by Marcel

Blush
Photo and Reflections by Marcel

Reflections:

  • Confessions are oftentimes things we are ashamed of and make us blush.
  • At salons, we spend many hours on how we look on the outside. But the more important work is how we look on the inside.
  • Many confessions happen at salons. While being alone with their stylist, people end up talking about their issues and sins. Why not confess your sins to God instead? He will separate us from our sins “as far as the East is from the West” (Psalm 103:12)
  • In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, there are two definitions for sin. The difference is important in understanding its impact on our relationship with God.

1          a :  an offense against religious or moral law

b :  an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <it’s a sin to waste food>

c :  an often serious shortcoming :  fault

2          a :  transgression of the law of God

b :  a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God

We can think of our sins as an offense against religious law, as highly reprehensible, and as a serious shortcoming. But sin is really a transgression of the law of God, and it leads to being estranged from God. God is not legalistic, and He does not keep a record on us. God created us in His image, and He loves us as a father loves his child. He we are imperfect people; nothing we do surprises Him. The laws that God wants us to follow are not for His benefit, but for our benefit. Who are we to believe that we can hurt God with our sins? But when we sin, we hurt ourselves. When we are estranged from God, we have to seek Him and our sins will be forgiven. Not covered, not hidden, not ignored, but removed from us. There is only one person to ever walk the earth who is free of all sins and His name is Jesus. Jesus died for our sins, so that we would not have to die for them. We will not be doomed for our sins, but by rejecting His grace, His love, and His will for us.

  • Confessing our sins means that we no longer have to hide. We no longer have to live a double life, or try to keep our lies consistent. We no longer have to pretend to be perfect. When we confess our sins, we take responsibility for our mistakes. And we finally realize that God loves us despite our countless flaws.
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anna Assink Peterson permalink
    March 11, 2014 8:28 AM

    There is so much to be said about Marcel’s posting – the pictures, the topic, and the lesson in his meditation. They are all so right on. I look forward to going through this Lenten season with this series. Thank you, Marcel!

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