As a public confession of our sin and our scabs, each of us covered the palm of one hand in paint and made our mark on a board covered in hundreds of other handprints. We all left our mess on the board and gave it up to God. We all have sin in our lives, but we don’t have to let it define us. We can wash our hands of past sins. We can heal. Our scab will eventually turn to scar — a wound that has healed, but we can still see evidence of it. It’s there as a reminder. It doesn’t define us, it reminds us how far we have come.
As the speaker encouraged, turn your mess into a message, your test into a testimony, and go from being a victim to being victorious in Christ.
This post was written by Carol Wild, member of DeerGrove Covenant Church in Palatine, Illinois.