The case of the missing weight – and one we will never have to bear
This morning in our workout, one of the ladies couldn’t find her weight. She brought if from home, as she does every Wednesday. She knows she brought it with her and set it down with her inhaler. When it came time to use it, she couldn’t find it. She was frustrated. We were frustrated for her. We never did figure out what happened to it, or even if she had brought it. She has had that weight for eight years.
What is even more confusing is why we are looking for our weight of sin and guilt when it has been bought by the blood of Jesus. We make up reasons why God is not pleased with us, why He does not hear our prayers, why He is disappointed in us. For some of us, we feel that way because we forget things. For others, it is the fact that our bodies are slow or broken. Of course, who can forget about the guilt that “we could do a lot more, with a lot better attitude, and a lot less focus on ourselves.” Well, guess what. We could all say that, but that is not what God says about us.
God looks at us and sees one thing – The sinless, perfect, complete sacrifice of His Son. What is Jesus doing? He is covering you. He is praying for you. He is feeling everything you feel. He is declaring you clean, pure, holy, set apart, and bound for Heaven. He is comforting you. He is giving you blessed assurance. He is NOT condemning you or me. We live under the full authority of His grace, mercy, forgiveness, and peace. We belong to Jesus, and He is not ashamed to call us His own. He is not looking for your weight. Why? Because He already took it at the cross.