It wasn’t that I didn’t spill the milk…I did. It wasn’t that I didn’t admit to spilling the milk…I did. It wasn’t that I didn’t say I was sorry…I did.
But….He acted as if it never happened. He acted as if He never saw it. I was dumbfounded.
I grabbed some paper towels and wiped all the spilled milk up. It made me feel better that all was clean, and back to normal, except,
the milk jug, it was almost empty and there was no way I could replace what had been lost. No amount of apology or cleaning would bring more milk into that jug.
I went to Him with head hanging low. With tears in my eyes I said ” I am sorry, I really didn’t mean to spill the milk, it just sort of slipped out of my hand. I don’t know why.
Now there is not much left for us for supper and there is no way I can get us anymore right now. I am sorry. I just won’t drink any milk tonight. You can have what is left.”
He looked at me and said ” What milk? What spill? Child, My Son, Jesus has this covered. In Him you are blameless. I do not see anything of which you are speaking.
Go your way and rejoice that in Him you are forgiven.”
Blamelessness is a Blessing we receive in Christ. We don’t deserve it, but God in His grace offers it to us because of our belief in His Son Jesus.
In Christ we are holy and can stand before God in love, not blame, because we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ.
When God looks at us He only sees Christ. Any sins we may have committed are covered by Christ’s blood which was shed for us on the Cross at Calvary.
In Christ we are blameless, forgiven, accepted. What a Blessing!
He (God) chose us in Him (Jesus) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame (blameless) before Him (God) in love, Ephesians 1:4 NKJV
Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. 2 Cor 1:6 (NLT)
I was reminded of this verse today after dealing with a splinter in my toe. I was in the shower and all of a sudden I felt something sharp in my big toe. Weird! Upon looking I see a splinter. Where in the world did that come from I think! I am in the shower for goodness sake, what is in here that would give me a splinter!
No matter, it got in somehow and now it needed to come out. This caused a household search for the tweezers which I finally found in my tool box! After, doing minor surgery on my toe with a needle, tweezers and of course rubbing alcohol, the splinter was gone.
It was then that I remembered the conversation I had yesterday with my grand-son. I had picked him up because he wanted to come spend the weekend with me. During the drive to my house he told me he had helped his dad do some work on an old barn door and somehow his hand had gotten filled with splinters. I told him when we got home I would look at it and perhaps I would be able to remove the splinters for him if they weren’t in too deep. However, one thing led to another and by the time we got home after running a few errands, both of us had forgotten all about the splinters….at least I had and he never reminded me.
Now,however, since I had gotten a splinter, it caused me to remember his splinters and with a little work I was able to successfully remove all of his too. He was happy to have them out and I was happy to be able to help him. I guess you could say my splinter was a blessing in disguise, because it prepared me to help him.
The whole incident could be related to what Paul is saying in 2 Cor. 1:6. If we look at it that way, we will be able to give thanks in everything as Paul says in 1Thess.5:18 because whatever we might have to go through or deal could prepare us to help someone else with whatever they are going through. It is much easier to be compassionate and helpful if you have experienced the same trials as another.
Thank you God, that You always work everything together for good in our lives. I give You thanks for Your many blessings, even those that are sometimes disguised as trials and tribulations. Help me to remember to give thanks in everything, for the trial I endure today may just prepare me for offering the comfort needed for someone tomorrow.