For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25.11 NRSV)
Sometime back the newspapers told of a man who walked into the police station to confess a crime he had committed fifteen years before. The reason for his confession?: “I have not been able to get it off my mind.” Here was a man willing to subject himself to punishment in order to restore his peace of mind.
Some of us are troubled and we don’t even know why we are troubled. The issue is unresolved guilt. Today is a time of repentance. It is a time for confession of our sins and the beginning of a new life in Jesus Christ.
Dear God, please forgive me and heal me from my guilt. Amen.