The conversation grew increasingly theological as it went along. A father had caught his six-year-old daughter yet again doing something he had warned her about before… several times before.
He sent her back to her room and he dreaded having to punish his little sweetheart… the apple of his eye. But, ever the dutiful father, he entered her room.
She sat doe-eyed and tearful on the side of her bed as he patiently sat down and told her again that what she had done was wrong.
He took the moment to talk about sin and how it affects us and what the Bible says about it.
Then he looked at her and said, “Did you sin?” She solemnly nodded her head.
“And what happens when we sin?”
“We get in trouble and get punished.”
“And should I punish you?” He asked.
Silence. Then, she shook her head no. “Why not?” her Daddy asked.
One simple word, one profound thought. Like her, we have sinned. Like the father, justice should be executed… but Jesus interrupts the process.
Through the punishment He endured for us, we can now plead a perfect love that covers. And it perfectly covers us all.
FOR MEDITATION: And He is the covering (propitiation) for our sin and not only for ours but the whole world. 1 John 2:2
FOR REFLECTION: “Jesus loves me this I know….”