Monday, August 3, 2009

Private Confession Absolution

O My Soul:

It was a good weekend. Today, is my first day off in two weeks due to funerals and a few other crises.

This morning I have the privilege to visit my pastor for lunch and Private Confession. The first part of Confession is to confess my sins. The second part is to receive the absolution (forgiveness) from my pastor. And this forgiveness is as valid and certain in heaven as if our heavenly Father spoke it Himself (John 20). This is why He sent His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ to die for me; for you too.

This is receiving Christian joy in the midst suffering under the cross. The cross I have been given to bear is clinical depression.

Thank you pastor.


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