Forgiveness Was Not Easy

God said “Don’t!”

But I did.

God said “Do!”

But I didn’t.

God said “You sinned.”

I said “I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”

God said “Okay.”

I said “Is that all it takes? Is that all I have to do? That was easy.”

God said “For you, maybe.”

I said “What do you mean ‘for me.’ Those were private sins. No one else is involved.”

God said “All sin requires punishment.”

I said “Please don’t punish me.”

God said “All right. I will let Jesus’ punishment on the cross apply to your sins.”

I said “Thank you, Jesus.”

And I will continue to say it as loud as I can throughout all eternity.