I was in a bad mood and a bit stressed the other morning. I had asked Charlotte, who works as the Church Administrator, to do something. And she had been a long time coming back to me. I was expecting the response by phone. So I phoned and was angry with her although she had already replied by email. I was wrong and had to apologise and seek forgiveness. Charlotte vice versa apologised and all was resolved.
This all left me a bit chastened because of my sinful weakness. Oh Lord how I need you. It was good to know the relationship between us was restored. But above all there was the confession I had to make to the Lord. And then to know that taste of joy that He does receive sinners. Here was living proof, to my shame, that I was a sinner. But he receives sinners and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. So we must confess.
Thank you Lord for bringing me through that with some humbling, but some joy as well.