A Clean Slate

I’ll forever wipe the slate clean of their sins.
                        —Hebrews 10:17

Alexander Hartdegen, the protagonist in H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, built a vehicle that hurled him more than 800,000 years into the future. He had hoped to use it to change the past, but the contraption wouldn’t take him back, only forward.

If you could go back, there are some things you’d change, right? But you can’t go back.

Or can you?

If you’re running for office, your past is going to come back and bite you. Even your spouse, or some brothers and sisters down at church, may throw your past in your face. But that’s not the way God does things. When you come to him, he does a marvelous thing: he wipes the slate clean; eliminates all past sins. “The old has gone, the new has come” (2 Cor 5:17).

Reject rejection. Accept acceptance.

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