Sunday, April 5, 2009

Image and Reality

I used to have this image of myself as God's precious little lamb. That was before I became aware of my sin. SIN, in capital letters. That awareness thoroughly destroyed the little lamb image for a very long time. It took very little introspection to learn that I was a goat.

Now I realize I am still His precious little lamb, sinfulness and all - but the sinfulness really, really does have to go.

And there's this huge difference between merely being sorry (ever so sorry!) for our sins and actually repenting, changing course. And it's literally the difference between death and life.

Oh, my soul, choose life!