This quote by the 18th century preacher, Jonathan Edwards is just as true today as it was over two centuries ago. So many times we believe that God can forgive us of the small stuff, but not the really big stuff. His grace, says Edwards, is the same, no matter the size of the sin.
Often we think that God has mercy on the lost, but has no mercy for the Christian who stumbles and falls into her old ways. His grace is sufficient to wash away the sins of the lost and the Christian who loses her way.
How many times will God forgive you? Have you ever counted the stars? There are “billions and billions” of them. It would over 6000 years to count just the stars in our galaxy. Yet his mercies are as numerous as the stars. His mercies are unfathomable.
God sent His Son to die for our sins. He did this so that He would be able to forgive you, for only the sacrifice of a perfect God can wash away the sins of fallen man. He wants YOU and me to turn from our sinful ways and seek His forgiveness, for He WANTS to forgive us.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
– John 3:17
When we stumble and fall, and sin against God, we need to immediately reach out a hand to Jesus, ask His forgiveness, and allow Him to pick us up again.
Jesus never fails.