To my friend – the undo button

1 John 1:9 (NIV)
 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

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I write a lot. According to Grammarly, I write more than 98% of its users. I don’t know how much truth there is to that. But I know I do write a lot—around 33,552 words last month.

I write for my blog, for my Sunday school lesson, for devotionals, for my email series, as a public school teacher, and in my books.

All this writing comes with a lot of mistakes. A LOT.

So I have a best friend — the undo button.

It’s magical. I make a mistake and with the click of a button all is made well. The error is gone and there is no evidence of its existence. I know I’m not the only one who uses this and enjoys it as much as I do.

But much more importantly, as Christians, we have a heavenly undo.

We get a redo. You heard me right. You and I get a redo!

There’s no sin too great and we’ve never strayed too far that God can’t undo what we’ve done. Jesus’ grace is more forgiving and His love more far-reaching then we will ever know.

But it doesn’t just happen.

When I am writing and I make a mistake I have to acknowledge that there is a problem. Most of my writing is electronic so a little red line shows up on my screen. At that moment I have a choice to make — ignore it or do something about it.

You have the same choice to make. When God is pleased to reveal His son in you (Galatians 1:15-16) and you see your sinfulness in light of His righteousness and you see your hopelessness in light of His ability to save you. You must make a choice — reject or receive.

John says “If we confess our sins”. That means if you do then He will but “if” you don’t then He won’t. John says we have to confess, we have to recognize we need forgiveness and then ask for it.

When we do, we get a redo “he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. Jesus is faithful to forgive us!

And this is way better than an undo button. You and I are made new before God, there’s no evidence of sin. 2Corinthians 5:17 tells us we’re not just better we’re brand new. Like it never happened.

Yes, the undo button is a blessing. But I am truly forever thankful to my savior Jesus.

7 thoughts on “To my friend – the undo button

  1. What a great message! Yes, I am thankful for God’s grace and forgiveness, especially when I have done something that needs the “un-do” button. 🙂

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  2. So thankful for God’s grace. Thank you for sharing this word with us bro.

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    1. Yes, brother. I’m so thankful as well.


  3. Oh WOW, what a great post–to know my sins are completely covered by Christ’s blood and the Mercy Seat, so that God no longer sees or remembers them…it lightens my load everyday. HE IS WONDERFUL, the Name Above All Names, JESUS. God bless you and your family!

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    1. Amen! Greatest message in all the world.

      God bless


      1. Blessings to you and your family–Happy Thanksgiving!


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