A much loved-minister of God once carried a secret burden of
long-past sin deep in his heart. He had committed the sin many years
before, during his Bible school training. No one knew what he had done,
but they did know he had repented. Even so, he had suffered years of
remorse over the incident without any sense of God's forgiveness.
A woman in his church deeply loved God and claimed to have visions
in which Jesus Christ spoke to her. The minister, skeptical of her
claims, asked her, "The next time you speak to the Lord, would you
please ask Him what sin your minister committed while he was in Bible
school." The woman agreed.
When she came to the church a few days later the minister asked, "Did
He visit you?" She said, "Yes."
"And did you ask Him what sin I committed?"
"Yes, I asked Him," she replied
"Well, what did He say?"
"He said, 'I don't remember.'"
The forgiveness we received in Christ is complete. As far as God is
concerned, our sin is over with and forgotten. We must learn to rest
in His forgiveness and release the guilt and shame of our past sin, so
that we may walk in God's rest and peace.