REPENT and FORGIVEN— two words often used by Christians, but many listeners have only a fuzzy understanding of what they mean.
I’m a fan of stories and visuals to help me learn and retain understanding. I thought I’d share my style of definitions.
My friend Marilyn Schuler was praying and asking forgiveness from God from a wrong thing she had done, a sin she had committed that still was on her mind, so she was asking for forgiveness again.She said her conversation with God went like this:
Marilyn: “Lord, please forgive me for what I have done.”
Marilyn: “You remember. I’ve told you about it before…” And she repeated her shameful story.
God: “I don’t see anything.”
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me,and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7