HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!” Psalm 32:1
The hour of forgiveness — is the hour of blessedness. To have my transgression, my personal rebellion against the living God, pardoned, and its heavy burden lifted away; to have my sin, my miserable failure to glorify Him, covered, and its shame hidden under Christ’s white and stainless clothing; to have my iniquity, my impurity of thought and life, its debt and liability reckoned to Another and not to me — “Well may this glowing heart rejoice.”
The hour before forgiveness — is the hour of confession. He who covers his sin shall not prosper. No, no; so long as I did that, my bones waxed old through my roaring all day long. I had neither joy nor love nor light. So, just as I was, I went and acknowledged my transgressions to the Lord, my separate acts of disobedience, and the hideous root of heart alienation out of which they sprang. I bade Him see and consider the whole black indictment — I kept nothing back. Then, I thank His precious name, He forgave the iniquity of my sin.
And the hour after forgiveness — it is the hour of manifold goodness and mercy.
Now that I am a child in my Father’s home, protection is mine. He will preserve me from trouble and will compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Instruction also is mine. He will counsel me with His eye upon me.
And ecstasy and rapture are sometimes mine. I shall shout for joy. I have found the Fountain of Youth. I have entered the City of Gold. I have reached the Happy Isles. I am at rest on the father-heart of God.