Before Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, died on the cross and rose again, it wasn’t easy to be forgiven!
God’s chosen people had to work through difficult and labor intensive rituals to be cleansed of sin. You had to sacrifice a ram just so for this sin, and a lamb just so for another. It was downright messy!
But Jesus changed the face of forgiveness. Now we can simply come to Him with our sin and ask Him to make us new. This Christmas, forgiveness that is easily attained is such a present to praise God for!
If something is heavy on your heart, something that you know you shouldn’t have done, it is easy to be forgiven. Find a quiet place, and ask for help from your parent or loved one if you need it. Pray a simple prayer, like “Dear Jesus, I am so sorry for what I did wrong. Please forgive me and help me be better. Thank you for your forgiveness! Amen!”
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Is there anything you feel in your heart you need forgiveness from?