She was forgiven many, many sins, and so she is very, very grateful. If the forgiveness is minimal, the gratitude is minimal…I forgive your sins.” (Luke 7:46-8, The Message)
Those final four words of the passage seem so simple and matter-of-fact. Sometimes life seems so complicated and confusing, and then there are these moments when it seems to become so simple. I forgive your sins. As I ponder that declarative from God and it’s impact on my life, I discover humility and am filled with gratitude.
I live far too many of my waking hours not remembering the weight of my Redeemer’s words. I am so easily distracted from the simple truth of the gospel story in my life.
God, grant that I would live more fully in the presence of this simple truth. And I will be filled with gratitude.