For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
In 2007, James Tillman was released from prison after serving 16.5 years of a 45-year sentence for a rape he did not commit. Also in 2007, Lynn DeJac was released from prison after serving 13 years on a murder conviction — a murder she did not commit. In 2010, Greg Taylor was released from prison after serving 17 years for a murder he did not commit. As of June 2012, 292 wrongfully-convicted people had been freed from prison through DNA testing, 17 of whom had received death sentences.
Imagine what it must feel like to walk out of prison a free person — no more burden of guilt or shame of (accused) wrongdoing. The Christian doesn’t have to imagine it. We know the reality in an even deeper way: We did, in fact, commit the sins of which we stand accused by God’s law. And yet we have been set free from the burden of guilt and shame of (actual) wrongdoing. Through the shed blood of Christ, God promises to remember our sins no more. Our challenge is to remember that God has forgotten!
If you are a child of God, thank Him today that you have been set free — forevermore! Then walk in the newness of life Christ’s blood has bought. -David Jeremiah
Free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
Martin Luther King, Jr.