It’s Outrageous!

By Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS

“Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” Isaiah 6:6-7

That’s all it took for God to forgive Isaiah’s sin. A lump of hot coal to his lips. It was so simple.

Actually, it was Outrageous! Why? Because we can’t understand it. It goes again our logic of how we should deal with forgiving others. How is it possible to forgive someone so easily and quickly? our-loving-god-1-638

It’s not possible. And I know. There are many people I have had a great deal of difficulty forgiving in my life. No, this is outrageous!

In fact, many Christians believe it’s impossible for God to forgive the sins they have committed. I have worked with numerous believers who struggle to feel God’s love and embrace. And while there certainly is every reason for us to feel unworthy of His love, He takes a completely different approach to us. Continue reading