1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Only a few more days until Halloween. I have to admit that I really dislike Halloween and I am always glad when it is gone. The gruesomeness now is overwhelming and seems to continue to get worse over the years with more tolerance of what would be terrifying if it were real. Long gone are the days of just dressing up in a sheet and being Casper the Friendly Ghost’s girlfriend. (yes, that was me) What hasn’t changed is the focus on skeletons and pumpkins. It seems that as far back as I can remember both of those iconic things have not changed. The skeletons are still skeletons, bones haven’t changed, and pumpkins, well the carvings change but the fruit has not.
For each of us have “skeletons” and “pumpkins” in our life don’t we.? Have you got a skeleton or two in your closet that every once in awhile comes to surface in your thoughts? Times when you look back that were filled with bad choices, I know I have them. There are days when I sit and ponder how I could have made those decisions, and long for a second chance to do things differently. Truth is though, that even with that second chance, I know me, and I know I would have made other bad decisions to take their place. The most exciting thing is, that when we open our hearts to Christ’s love for us He forgives us. The verse today is a good reminder of that, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. If there is a skeleton that is in your closet that is weighing you down, take it to the one who is ready to forgive, all we need to do is to tell Him about it and pour our bad decision before Him and ask for His forgiveness. “He is faithful and just” The relationship that is developed with Christ in the times of confessing to Him the things we know are wrong becomes stronger and closer than before. The more we face our own decisions and take them to Him, the closer we become to the one who forgives us. Let him turn those decisions into a beautiful “pumpkin”, a relationship with Him that is fruitful and filled with seeds of good decisions as we live longing to be more faithful to Him.
Have a safe halloween friends. Remember when you see the skeletons and pumpkins, He forgives and helps turn our lives into fruit filled days.
Hugs n’ Prayers
PS. If you want to know more about having a relationship with Christ let me know, I would gladly take some time to share with you. Have a good week!