Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Peace at Last

"Jesus said to the woman, 'Your faith has saved you; go in peace'." ~Luke 7:50

I am going to share a secret with you (my reader, whoever you are): I carry an immense amount of guilt with me about my abortion 13 1/2 years ago. I know that when I placed my faith and trust in Jesus Christ to save me, all my past sins were forgiven (even my abortion) and I am now righteous before the Lord (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:1-9, Romans 5:8-9). However, the pain and guilt as a result of such a horrific sin were often brought to the forefront of my mind each time I heard the word 'abortion.' I have been struggling and dealing with these emotions for a long time; I even consulted with my pastor looking for wisdom and insight about the forgiveness offered by the Lord.

Sunday I received my answer in the form of the above verse. Do you see what it says? Did you read the words carefully? It says my faith has saved me; GO IN PEACE. That is such a freeing statement that I immediately began to cry, wept really, and thanked the Lord for my salvation.

Now I ask you- what guilt are you carrying around? What is burdening your heart? I searched and waited for almost 14 years to find this verse. I promise, it applies to you, too. Will you tell it to Jesus and thank Him today? He is waiting for you just as He was waiting for me. Always ready, always willing, always loving, always forgiving.

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