Sunday, October 31, 2010


Reading this morning I was convicted of all the times I've offered excuses for something. Do you offer excuses? I thought about the times as a child, a student, an employee, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a aunt...the list went on and on. In John 15:22 Jesus told us that had He not come and wpoken to them we would have an excuse, but now we have no excuse for our sin! No pretense! No reason! It is what it is - SIN!

We don't like to see it that way, so excuses flow right out without even a thought. We know when the Spirit convicts us and yet sometimes we ignore or offer the excuse.

Jesus is walking to the Garden to pray for the cup to be taken from Him and yet He is comforting and instructing the ones He loves so much... the disciples and US! Jesus tells us what is going to happen and gives us words of comfort. It always amazes me just how much HE loves us. We know He is suffering. WE know what He is facing and yet He is still comforting and teaching all of the disciples and us. Yet, at times we still want to offer excuses as to why we aren't able to do something He wants us to do, because it might require us to step out of our comfort zone or it might make someone else uncomfortable and yet Jesus is walking to the garden knowing that soon He will die on the cross for you and me...yet we want to offer an excuse!

Forgive us Father there are no excuses that are worthy anymore than we are worthy only by your grace are we worthy!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Yes, please forgive us Father. Amen.