Friday, October 1, 2010

Pass the Eraser, Please!

Magic Eraser Pictures, Images and Photos

Do you remember how easy it was to correct your work when you were in grade school? We wrote exclusively in pencil, and voila! If we messed up, we'd grab those big eraser's and before long we had a blank page to work with again.

Now I'm 43 and finding the pages of my life are written in permanent marker, not pencil. My past mistakes seem to creep up when I least expect them. Please pass the eraser.

My bathrooms need the most scrubbing power on cleaning day.  They've invented this handy little all-purpose eraser (see picture above) that works wonders on the toughest bathroom stains.  Could I try this on the stains of my past?  Pass the eraser, please.

Is there an eraser that is big enough, or strong enough to erase the past mistakes I've made? No.  But God showed me this verse in His instruction book:

"As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Psalms 103:12 (NIV)

While my past may still bear occasional consequences, and it's presence is sometimes felt, I don't need to hold onto any guilt.  The blood of Jesus has cleansed me of all unrighteousness. Jesus stands at the door to our hearts, and He alone holds the magic eraser capable of erasing our pasts.  



Just a few mintutes ago I received something in the mail that was a part of my distant past. The enemy was trying to throw it up in my face - however...

just two nights ago - THE LORD HIMSELF used a part of the ashes of my past to bring healing to someone else who was hurting - and understanding to one who was confused about God. HE did that without my prior knowledge - but I had prayed that HE would give me words to say - and there it was - and HE actually used it for good!

God doesn't want an eraser because He chooses to make those ashes of our past ~ those permanent markings ~ into colorful threads that are weaving a new tapestry of our abundant life with Him!

Praise God for His forgiveness and cleansing power!

May our past - our present - and our future be ALL for HIS GLORY!

Blessings, Stephanie

Terry said...

I've always found it harder to accept God forgiveness on an emotional level than on the intellectual level. Good post about this subject!

Nel said...

What a wonderful post. We all have past mistakes, but the important thing is to have them covered by His blood. And I think sometimes the reminders are to do that exact thing remind us how far we have come. Thanks for sharing what was on your heart. I am going to have to check out those bathroom erasers though!
until next time... nel

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Sonya. There's so much truth in that post it is overwhelming. Praise God for the soul cleansing blood of Jesus! I'm washed in the blood. Amen!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

um, yeah - sometimes i need a big 'ole eraser! thanks be to God that He is the one who erases the slate and cleanses us and keeps no record of our sins!

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Michele Katherine said...

Hi Sonya Lee,
I'm a new blogger, and search for Christian based blogs, so I am happy I came across yours.
I am 44, and often wish I could forget or erase parts of my past from my mind, so this was the perfect topic for me today. Thank you for sharing and using the scripture verse in Psalm 103:12.
God Bless,
Michele Katherine

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Kaz said...

:O) well said
It led me to think that God doesn't use "liquid paper" which only covers up, but he indeed uses an eraser. Jesus the remover/eraser of our sins... but then again it also says about covering of a multitude of sins so maybe he does use "white-out"??? oh my brain is spinning now n :OD

3 Cowgirls & Our Cowboy said...

Hi Sonya!

I love this post I am glad that I came across your blog. I am right now on a spiritual journey and your post is a great reminder of what God gave us his only son to erase our sins.
Thank you I am signing up to be a follower of yours for sure!