This is my article that was published today in The Plainville Times.
We have all heard the phrase ‘nothing is impossible with God’. Well, I would like to introduce a counter phrase to that: ‘with you, no sin is impossible’.
Think about that for a moment, what is the first thing people say about the accused after he commits a crime: they are shocked that anyone could do such a thing; they are horrified at the depths to which humanity has sunk in its perverse ability to commit sins.
And yet, that cannot just be said of mass murderers or terrorists; it can also be said of you and me. No sin is impossible. When you blow up at your spouse for something they did; when your children get in trouble at school; if you think about some of the things that you have thought in the deep recesses of your mind and in your heart; the sins that you have committed are pretty staggering. No sin is off limits for you; you may think that you will never be unfaithful, never utter a course word, always obey authority; and yet each of these sins is one that you commit daily.
No sin is off limits; no word to foul; no thought to dirty; no action to unthinkable; there are a tremendous number of sins that you can commit that you did not even know about.
And that is where that original saying comes into play: nothing is impossible with God. But let’s amend it for our purposes just a bit: no sin that you commit is impossible for God to forgive.
You may say and do things that you never imagined yourself capable of; and there may be days where even the devil says to himself: wow, that was unexpected. But with God, there is no sin that you commit during the day that Jesus Christ did not die on the cross for so that you might have forgiveness and eternal life.
We worry about our sins; the devil tells us that some sins are just too big, that are not covered by baptism; to unexpected and horrifying, even for God. But that is baloney. The cross of Jesus Christ over comes every sin that you can and cannot imagine yourself committing. The blood of Jesus that is poured out gets out even the deepest, darkest, dirtiest of sins.
For there is no sin that is impossible for God to forgive.