Forgiven

During the seasons of Lent and Easter our church is going through the basics of Christian belief in the Apostles’ Creed. Each week we are reflecting on a different line from the creed and during the week we are reflecting on various scriptures that speak to the theme. Every Wednesday there is a psalm and an invitation to rewrite it in our own words.

This week we considered “the forgiveness of sins.” This week’s psalm is Psalm 32 a psalm about the experience of forgiveness. Here is my own poem, inspired by the psalm:

Blessed is the one who is set free
from the bonds of guilt.
Blessed is the one who is healed
from the searing pain of Sin.

For years I labored
under the blistering sun of shame.
Though wearied from working,
it was never enough, never enough.

But when I turned away from the burning sun,
I saw the bonds were broken.
When I turned my face toward You,
I saw your arms were open.

With healing in Your wings, You speak,
“Sin and shame are no more.”


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