The day of her sentencing had come.
She felt weak and ashamed.
She was guilty for sure,
never once believing she was not a sinner.
Her entire family and those she loved
had turned their backs on her.
How could she had done what she did?
They could not find it in their hearts to forgive?
Why would she think that He would?
Embarrassed at the sight of herself in the mirror,
She had not the time to change her clothes.
They came for her early in the morning, dragging her
out of the deep dark pit.
She was dirty, bruised and broken.
She wore the clothes of despair, unlovely and forsaken.
She entered the Throne Room and walked the
long hallway to face the King.
Oh how she wanted to turn and run.
How could she look Him in the eye?
How could He look at her with anything but
disgust and disdain?
As He stood she felt her knees buckle underneath her.
The weight of her sin was too heavy to bear.
She fell to her knees and wept and wept.
“Lord, my King, why do you choose to look upon me?
I am filthy and I have done a great and terrible thing.
Lord, I ask that You would pardon my sin. I will come and
live in Your house and serve You as my Master all of my days.
I know I am not lovely, I know that my sin is great.
But if you would find it in your heart to forgive, then I shall live.”
The King came and knelt beside her, and, placing her tear stained
chin in his hands, He lifted her eyes to meet His.
“Do not look away, My Child, for I call you Lovely.
Yes, the sin you bring to the Throne is great.
But I see Your heart and I hear your cries for mercy.
Therefore, I will pardon your sin and grant you life.
You shall come and live in My house and serve Me all of your days.
But first, there is work to be done. Go and sin no more.
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She arose, her clothing no longer dirty and torn.
She was clothed in white and had been washed clean.
She felt strong, no longer weak.
She felt loved, no longer forsaken.
She felt free, no longer bound by sin.
The King, in His great mercy, had forgiven her.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
*This post is part of a series of posts on the Attributes of God, AtoZ. You can find other posts in this series here.
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