“Letter From a Sinner”

It has been about seven months since I posted a music video.  Seven months!  I apologize and I will try to do better!  That being said, I have posted a new one for you all to enjoy.

This title is probably catching you a little off guard.  When you take a look at a new Christian song, you probably don’t expect to read the words “Letter From a Sinner”.  However, that is what you’re reading.

A while back, the church family I was a part of experienced some…unpleasantness.  And as is usually the case in these types of situations, one person was deemed the bad seed over the other.  This person was treated very harshly by some people in the church although they took it all in stride.  I was amazed.  I received a message from them one day asking if I would keep an open mind until we had a chance to talk face to face.  They then asked me to forgive them.  For me, the story was done.  Our friendship didn’t relate to the past anymore because they had approached me the way they did.

That is what this song was born out of.  Paul writes these words in the book of Ephesians:

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”  (4:32, ESV)

Eugene Peterson translates Paul’s request that we “forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you”.

Forgiveness is not always easy, as I have already sung about.  But it is always worth it.

I hear these questions, because I have asked them myself:

What if they haven’t asked?

“…God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  (Rom. 5:8, ESV)

What if they don’t deserve it?
Do you?

“So then it doesn’t not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.”  (Rom. 9:16, NASB)