the beauty and the horror

I have witnessed the confession of many people. People who have either been caught in untold sin or who finally can bear the weight no longer. Some confess because they are coerced. Some confess because grace compels them. 

Each time I see a person driven to the darkest reaches of the darkness they have been hiding, each time a sinner is brought to their knees, and each time the horror of true confession happens I see the unsearchable riches of the Gospel of Christ and my soul turns somber. 

I, too, have been brought thorough the sloth and slime of my sin and screamed my confession with tears. And, God, in his severe and crushing grace, forgave me as He will forgive all who repent.

Be appalled at sin, the brutal horror of the insides of men, but be awed even more by the unbounded love of the creator of men.

-joe

 

 

 

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by | October 23, 2012 · 5:32 pm

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