Sticky notes on the cross list sins
the Blood of Christ cleansed from our hearts.
The pile of bags represents the burdens we carry, good and bad;
Christ says “Come unto me . . .”
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Do you carry a load of guilt?
So many do.
If our spiritual baggage were visible,
you know what you’d see?
Suitcases of guilt,
bulging with binges,
blowups, and compromises.
The kid with the baggy jeans and nose ring?
He’d give anything to retract the words
he said to his mother.
But he can’t.
So he tows them along.
The woman in the business suit that looks like
she could run for Senator?
She can’t run at all.
Not hauling that carpet bag wherever she goes.
So what do we do?
In Psalm 23:3 David said it like this,
“He leads me in the paths of righteousness.”
The path of righteousness
is a narrow, winding trail up a steep hill.
At the top is a cross.
At the base of the cross are bags,
countless bags full of innumerable sins.
Calvary is the compost pile for guilt.
Would you like to leave yours there as well?
Let us ‘Walk in Grace’ together
for there is ‘Joy in the Journey and Good Times in the going’.