Imagine you had a friend who was incredibly rich—billions and billions of dollars rich. Then imagine that this rich friend was also incredibly generous—he absolutely loved giving away money from a kind and generous heart. If you had a friend like that, what would you do? Here’s what I’d do: Go to him—a lot! Wouldn’t you?
You have a friend like that. Actually, your Friend Jesus is even better, if you can imagine that! Listen: “Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7). We have a God who is incredibly rich in mercy—oodles and oodles of mercy. And our rich Friend is incredibly generous—incredibly generous with his forgiveness. He freely—generously!—pardons us for Jesus sake. With a Friend like that, what do you do? Go to him—a lot! Turn from your sins, take them to Jesus, and rejoice in his generous forgiveness.