Life doesn’t come with an eraser.
Once a deed is done there is no hitting the redo button—it’s done for all time and eternity.
There’s no running the clock back, no putting humpty dumpty back together again, and most certainly no rewinding the tape so that what you said is unsaid.
However, there is grace.
Remember the days of whiteout?
That was back before computers and word processors. There was this thing called a type-writer. And if you hit the wrong key and spelt a word wong there was not going back and correcting it—it was there for good.
You’d have to take the page out and start all over again, unless…
You had whiteout.
A little dab of whiteout brushed across the error, once it dried, allowed you to retype the word correctly.
That is how grace is.
Grace is acting “as if” the deed was not done and the words not said.
Grace is picking up the broken pieces of your (or others) “humpty dumpty” and making something good from it.
Grace blots out the error and allows a new script to be written in it’s place.
- The ONE THING for today: Be a grace-giver, both to yourself and to others; by God’s grace, be generous with your graceout.
Isaiah 43:25 (NKJV)
25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.