Today was my last meeting for the Community Bible Study that I attended at my church. Our final corporate meeting was a time of sharing. I heard something today that I feel compelled to share. I don’t know who needs to hear these words. I only know I can’t keep them to myself.
A young lady came to the front to share the impact our study of the book of John has had on her this year. She began by telling of the freedom found in releasing the guilt of our sins because Jesus bore them for us on the cross. That is weight that we no longer have to carry. Amen!
Then she continued describing the struggle she had with other’s sins that had been directed at her. This was shame and heaviness that she still carried every day. Until… she then was reminded, Jesus bore those sins too. She didn’t need to be carrying that weight around either.
Did you hear that?
Jesus took on the sins of the ones who perpetrated that blackness into your life sweet sister. You don’t need to carry that around with you. Let him have it – all of it. Its price has been paid!
I don’t know what you may have experienced, but there was such a renewed sense of freedom in my own mind at this thought.
Just as other’s words don’t reflect my worth, other’s sins are not my shame to carry.
I pray you find release in these words today friend.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
I Peter 2:24 ESV