Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

NOTE: Pam Ford Davis publishes Devotionals in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Coosa Journal, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter, Jo Krueger’s Every Day in God’s Word. You can find more of her inspirational work at::

Wiped the Slate Clean

The final period of the school day was almost over and the clock on the wall held my attention.
I was in the 7th grade and my homeroom teacher had asked two of us to stay after school.
He wanted help cleaning the classroom and assigned chores.
I think one of mine might have been to dust off and clean the large blackboard on the front wall.
The eraser left visible reminders of recent writing; water cleared away all that remained.
I wiped the slate clean!
The LORD removes all sin from our darkened hearts.
“I, only I, am He who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins (Isaiah 43:25 Amplified Bible).”
He doesn’t remember my sins; why do I?
I’m forgiven.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. But all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ [making us acceptable to Him] and gave us the ministry of reconciliation [so that by our example we might bring others to Him], that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God] (2 Corinthians 5:17-19 Amplified Bible).”







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