As a young boy I lived on a farm in Amo, Indiana. My dad was harvesting corn one day and I was begging him to let me drive the tractor. I had to be probably in the 4th or 5th grade. So, my dad was on the combine, and he let me drive the tractor and wagon full of corn from the corn field to a corn crib where my job was let the corn out of the wagon onto a corn elevator “conveyor” that would take the corn up into the corn crib. Don’t ask how I did it, but I got the corn elevator clogged with corn. I imagine I let the corn out too fast from the wagon. I felt like a failure walking out to the corn field and telling my dad, I broke it. I just knew I was going to get it.
Well, those of you that knew my dad. He didn’t yell at me; he went and fixed the issue, and he didn’t punish me. He had a forgiving heart. He let me drive the tractor again. He was on it with me, but he let me have a do-over. I had a great earthly father.
Well, we have a great Heavenly Father that is also forgiving. He loved me so much; He died on the cross for my sins.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us
Even as a Christian we sin. But the bible tells us that when we confess our sins to Christ, He will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
In 1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
We have a great Heavenly Father.