Baptism does not mean we live outside the reality of sin. Baptism means we live as already forgiven sinners. When my husband and I experienced pain and brokenness, I was confronted with living as a person of forgiveness in the middle of the gritty reality of sin. How does a disciple of Christ live forgiveness? Christ’s forgiveness compels us beyond our own hurts and fears into significant realities of the world’s pain, injustice and sin. Christ’s gift of freedom means that our sin does not define us. Sin does not have the last word!
This message was adapted from “Healing after brokenness” by AmyJo Mattheis, in the June 2017 issue of Cafe e-zine. Today we remember Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, martyr, who died around 258. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.