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They Won't Come Up!

I can't seem to see any sins down here

Application

Jesus will forgive your sins and bury them in the deepest sea!

Text

Micah 7:19.

 

Where have they Gone?

Susie look very worried.  She had just given her life to Jesus at Children's Church.  "What about all my sins?" she asked her friend Brenda as they walked home, "I believe that Jesus has forgiven me and washed me clean inside.  But, where have they all gone?"   Brenda replied that she had no idea and saying goodbye at the corner, the friends went home.

All next week Susie had a frown on her face.  On Friday, Brenda asked, "Whatever is the matter, Susie?  You've been frowning all week!"  Susie shook her long brown curls.  "I must find what happened to my sins," she replied, "I did some perfectly awful things before I gave my heart to Jesus."

Finding the Answer:

Brenda laughed.  "You!" she exclaimed, "I can't believe it!"   But, Susie looked unhappy.  "No, I did," she said seriously, "And I made Jesus very sad."  Brenda looked thoughtful, "Why not come over to my house tomorrow," she said, "We can spend some time together and see if we can find the answer in our Bibles."  Susie looked up, "That's perfect!" she agreed, "I'll see you at three."

Next day when Susie arrived, the two girls started paging through their Bibles in Brenda's bedroom.  She suggested that they use a concordance.  "What's that?" asked Susie.  "It's a book where you can look up a word, and it gives verses in the Bible where the word appears," replied Brenda.

They Won't Come Up Again!

So they looked up "sin" and found many verses.  Just then Brenda's mother called her to come and help in the kitchen.  "You carry on," she said, "I'll be back in a jiffy."  Susie eventually found a verse and then happened to see Brenda's books about the sea.  She started to page through them while waiting for her friend.

All of a sudden she shouted, "Praise the Lord!"  Brenda came running in.  "What's the matter?" she cried, "Are you hurt or in pain?   Susie excitedly answered, "No, I'm excited!  This book says scientists have found that the sea is eight kilometres deep!  And the verse I found says my sins have been cast into the depths of the sea, and if it's that deep I'm not afraid of them coming up again!"

"Yes," replied Brenda, "And nor do we have to bring them up again!"

Forgiven and Forgotten!

Susie went home that day a very happy girl.  She had found peace knowing that Jesus had not only forgiven her, but He had forgotten all her sins!  The verse in Micah 7:19 that Susie found says:

"You will cast our sins into the depths of the sea."

And what about your sins dear child?  Have you asked Jesus to forgive you for all the things you have done wrong?  And have you asked Jesus to come and live in your heart as your Saviour, Lord and Best Friend?

I hope you have.

God bless!
 

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