The other day as I was enjoying my quiet time in the comfort of my La-Z-Boy, I looked across the room and my eyes fell on an unsightly mess. The sunlight streaming through the windows had directed my gaze to the parquet floor beneath my husband's desk and revealed a nasty accumulation of dust. Although I had vacuumed the floor just a couple of weeks before, it was once more covered with dust. Yuck!
Sin is like that dust beneath the desk. Even when we think that no one sees it, the light of God's Word exposes it every time. No matter how hard we try to cover up our sin, it is never hidden from God. He shines His light on our sin in hopes that we will invite Him in to purify our hearts and wash us clean with His precious atoning blood.
Sin is the great separator. We cannot walk in sin and maintain a close relationship with God. We are only fooling ourselves if we think we can. The Bible tells us, "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:8-9).
If you think that your sin is so bad that God will never be able to forgive you, think again. "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering" (Romans 8:1-3). Jesus died for you and His blood washes you clean. "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him" (John 3:17).
Never fear what the Light will expose. Rather, confess your sins and draw near to the One who loves you no matter what!