Read Psalm 32

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity,
                and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
While I kept silence, my body wasted away
                through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
                my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
                and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you;
                at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble;
                you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
                 I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
                whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
                else it will not stay near you.
Many are the torments of the wicked,
                but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous,
                and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.


From Rev. X. Rae Browning, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cumberland, MD

                As  worldly creatures, we make mistakes and sin.  Don’t be stubborn as a mule.  Confessing our sins to God can bring peace that opens the way to progress.

                Trust in Jesus Christ and his great sacrifice. God sent Jesus to pay the price for eternal absolution.  Verse 10 ends by saying, “The LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.”  Jesus’ resurrection opened the gates of heaven for all to enter who believe.  Put your trust in the God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and follow God’s Word.

We confess all of our sins to you, Lord.
Your love abounds a love like no other.