Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

An Elephant Never Forgets

It’s easy to remove my writing mistakes; I simply backspace or edit. Poof, it’s gone.

My work in elementary school was written in pencil; I remember wearing down the erasers when correcting errors. Teachers in junior and high schools wanted all written assignments written with pens. It was much more difficult to remove mistakes with an eraser.

I think sometimes people erase and erase until they tear holes in their papers.

Sins are much more serious than mathematical, spelling or grammar mistakes.

Yet, they can be removed.

Jesus washes sins away!

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9 ESV).”

We confess; God forgives.

The Lord doesn’t need an eraser; He blots out our sins.

“I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
and I will not remember your sins (Isaiah 43:25 ESV).”

They say that an elephant never forgets.

I don’t know about that. I do know what removed my sins.

Nothing but the Blood by Robert Lowry/Public Domain
[Verses 1 & 2]

‘What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.’

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