God’s plan is not just to forgive our sins, but to lead us to a life of true freedom.
Though the night is dark, the watchman is confident that the sun will rise just as it has countless other times. And it is that hope that gives him the energy to outlast the night.
If God kept a record of sins, who could stand? The implied answer to this rhetorical question is clear: no one.
Prayer is a pilgrimage: a journey from where we are to the place of God’s presence.