FROM THE PULPIT: Free yourself, confess your sins

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 04:20 PM.

He did as he was told.

"I saw what happened,” she said. “I was standing by the door and knew you couldn’t see me. I saw you were handling my statue very carefully so I didn’t say anything. I also saw how Mary startled you, which caused you to drop it. I know it was an accident. I was just wondering what you were going to do about the whole situation. And I can truly say you have made the right choice.

"And because you made the right choice and told me the truth of what happened, I certainly forgive you. You have learned a very valuable lesson and have done the right thing. I love you, Johnny."

Remember 1 John 1:8-9: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

There is freedom for your soul — and your conscience — when wrongdoings are confessed.

Thanks be to God for Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.

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