As I flew out of the Houston airport for home today, the sky was blue and clear and full of light. But as I traveled north I noticed a large band of clouds forming under the plane. Above the clouds the sky was still blue and clear, but I realized the clouds were blocking the sunshine from reaching the ground below. I knew I would soon be leaving the light and landing in a gloomy, rainy day.
I thought how much my sin is like those clouds. When I fail to confess my sin, it takes up residence in my heart and blocks the Light of Christ from filling my life. Through the Holy Spirit God reveals His Savior to me and shows me my need for repentance and confession. Once the Holy Spirit has shown me my sin He opens my eyes to the truth of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. He lets me see my need for the Savior and fills me with regret and remorse for my sin against God. The Spirit al- lows my burden of guilt to weigh on my heart until I come to the cross. Once I am at the cross, God reveals His love, forgiveness and mercy in Christ.
The clouds of sin are continually forming in my heart. I am wired to disobey God in Christ. But Scripture says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
When the Holy Spirit moves us to repentance and confession, the darkness of sin is destroyed by the Light of Christ.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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