As I sit at the kitchen table sipping my coffee, I’m listening to my grandchildren playing in the other room. There is much joy and laughter, then I hear my 8-year-old grandson say “You can’t do that. It’s against the rules, and I wrote the rules on the board.” With a very serious voice my 5-year-old granddaughter replies, “Yes, but I erased that board.” As I take another sip of coffee and chuckle, I hear You say, “I did that. I erased the rules from the board.” Yes, Lord you did! When Peter had written his dietary rules on the board, You erased them by telling him that nothing You created could be unclean (Acts 10:15). When the disciples wrote the rules of 5000 men plus women plus children minus money to buy food to feed them, You erased those rules with a little boy’s lunch that his mama packed just for him (John 6:8-13). When people had to constantly offer a blood sacrifice to atone for their sins, You erased those rules by saying “I’ll leave my throne in heaven and suffer a cruel death on a cross so sins can be forgiven once and for all” (Hebrews 10:5-9). Thank you, Jesus, for giving so much to make it so easy for me. I am a sinner; You are savior. My sins were written on the board. You erased them when I asked you into my heart and acknowledged that You are the way, the truth, and the light (John 14:6). Like David, I am glad and rejoice (Psalm 35:9). Thank You, Lord for Your eraser.
I got goosebumps as I was reading this entry and by the end I was in tears. Our God is a God of change, He can change any circumstance to fit His purpose. And He can erase any sin we bring before Him. Not just that, He can erase my sin! I do not deserve to be forgiven, my board is full. But when I lift my head to read the entries, it is clean, no entries exist.