When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
Colossians 2:13-14 NIV
God Has Canceled Your Sin
The recent forest fires across Canada had an impact this past June on Broadway shows in New York City. As smoke from Canadian wildfires blanketed New York City, Broadway performances of “Hamilton” and “Camelot” were among those canceled. “Hamilton” organizers scrapped the show less than two hours before the 8pm ET curtain call on account of cast members calling in sick. Other local shows were affected by the hazardous conditions including the free Shakespeare in the Park production of “Hamlet.”
Having a criminal record can have a lifelong impact on a person’s life. It prevents you from being able to travel globally and can restrict your career choices and income. In light of all of this, I can’t begin to imagine how wonderful it must be to have your criminal record eradicated. To have everything removed that inhibits you from living life to the fullest would be beyond joy. If this is the case in a human sense, it is far better from an eternal perspective. Paul the apostle writes this in Colossians 2:13-14: “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.” The Bible tells us that we are all law breakers, and because of our sin we are all eternally separated from our Creator. When Jesus died on the cross, taking the punishment we deserve for our sin, he canceled our sin and now declares innocent all who put their faith and trust in Him.
These have been words from the heart.