Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Failure is not an option.

   “[A]ll have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.” – [Romans 3:23]  So, we already have failed.  Sin after all is failure.  It is a failure to love, to love our neighbor and our God.  Surely, we feel like we are constantly failing.  But Jesus did not come for those already perfect, He came for sinners.
   We are not to give into our sins, though.  Yes, we are inclined to sin, something that comes from the original sin of Adam and Eve, but we are to love God.  Since sinning is a failure to love, we must do all that we can to avoid sin.
   It takes a lot for us to admit our failures to others, especially those close to us that were hurt by our failure.  But this is a great act of love, often a greater act than avoiding the sin would have been.  Our sinful nature yearns to keep our sins in the dark, yet bringing them into the light allows God to burn it away with His love.
   So, while failure is not an option, getting back up always is.  It takes great love and humility to reach for the hand of Jesus after we have slapped Him in the face.  He loves us too much to leave us, regardless of what we have done.  Thank you, Jesus!

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