Psalm 103:3 (New King James Version)
3] Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Recently, I watched the video of a speech given by a self proclaimed atheist. He, in fact, called himself a militant atheist and was urging others, especially in the scientific intelligentsia (his word), to join him in becoming more intentional, even confrontational, in opposing religion. I was at once agitated and frustrated, but mostly saddened. It was troubling to know someone was expending so much energy to convince himself and others that God did not exist.
In his speech, however, he stumbled upon a profound accuracy. He was trying to make a joke, but a truth slipped out. Creating the universe, he mocked, was easy compared with God's other tasks like blessing marriages, helping the sick, and forgiving sins. For sure… forgiving sins, as we are reminded in verse 3, is one of God's ultimate blessings. Oh, the unforgettable joy to know that my sins are forgiven!
FOR TODAY: Thank God for a sin, a specific sin, He has forgiven.