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Lenten Devotional – Day 17

Lent 3Jesus offers forgiveness by offering Himself to both Simon and the woman with a reputation.  Best of all, His offer is extended to us today.  1 John 1:8-9says, If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

And even though we’ve been studying this passage for a week, we are invited each day to come and repent.  Jesus welcomes us every time.

Maybe yesterday you were like the woman who was broken in her sin, but today you are more like the Pharisee, proud and judgmental.  Forgiveness looks the same.

Every day, all day, every minute of the day, we are invited to confess our need for forgiveness in humility; because of Jesus we can experience change and hope.  Again.

Consider inserting your name in the phrase below in the comments as an act of faith and a testimony of His grace. “My name is ______.  I am one whom Christ has washed clean and forgiven of much.”

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