If you should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, that you might be feared. Psalm 130:3–4
Everything you do, Heavenly Father, shows me how magnificent you are! Forgiving me does not make you appear weak. It shows your great wisdom and power. For you devised a righteous way to overcome all the obstacles to your desire to do me good. Then you sent your beloved Son into the world to take on himself the wrath that should have been mine. Now, because of your delight in the love he showed for your glory, you pardon all who come to you in his name. What a comfort it is to know how intense your love for me will be, now that you have cleared a way to do me good with your whole heart and soul! What an encouragement your forgiveness is to pursue the fullness of joy a relationship with you could bring! What a delight it is to experience the unsearchable love of the of the God from whom I deserved unquenchable hate! There is no God like you, “who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellion of the remnant of his possession; who does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in gracious love.” How eagerly I await the Lord Jesus who offered himself for the sins of many, and who will return with the salvation he righteously purchased with his blood for people from every tribe, tongue, society and nation. Amen.