Jan 19, 2021Liked by Tony Payne

Hi Tony

3 excellent helpful and encouraging summer holiday articles. As I reflect on these, I am very aware that every now and then, memories haunt me of my stupidity and foolishness. It is good I thank God for Jesus at these times! And then there are also the memories of various hurts from others. Again painful and hard to shake, especially without any real hope of reconciliation. It leaves me longing for heavenly days.

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And yet it doesn't really feel like a clean slate, when the family members you yelled at yesterday are still there in the morning suffering the consequences of your actions...

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Yes, John says much the same thing in his comment below, and very helpfully points towards the answer. The clean-slate (i.e. justification) is by faith. We trust it, and claim it, but also long and hope for that day when all the tears are wiped away.

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