Saturday, March 23, 2019
Scripture Reading | Psalm 103:1-5
Written by | Joseph Sidoti, Confirmand
While I was reading the passage assigned to me, the part that stood out to me the most was verse 3 when it said: “who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” What can symbolize more of a renewal than the Lord forgiving your sins? Whenever you do something wrong, if you are truly repentant in your heart, you can ask the Lord for forgiveness. In that way, you are renewed by and through the Lord. When it says He can heal all your diseases, I think it’s symbolic for your sins. Sins, in my view, can be looked at as diseases. You are plagued by them and they can overcome you. Your disease, or sin, can be cured through God.
I think lying is a good example of that. The more lies you tell, the harder it is to keep track of all of them. One lie leads to another lie, which leads to another lie, and so on. Lying can consume you and destroy relationships with relatives, friends and loved ones, just like diseases can. However, you can always come clean and tell the truth and ask for forgiveness. Your relatives, friends, and loved ones may or may not forgive you, but the Lord always will. Once forgiven, you have a clean slate, a renewal. This is what I think of when I read Psalm 103 verse 1-5.
Prayer: Dear God, help me to tell the truth and ask for forgiveness when I really need it. Amen.