“Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.”
It’s from Psalm 25.
It’s a prayer. But you knew that.
It’s asking God will see who I am rather than dwelling on what I’ve done.
Most of the people I know are really good at remembering the sins of our youth and our rebellious ways. We rehearse them. We won’t let them go.
But this prayer suggests that perhaps God does let them go. Perhaps God does remember us.
Some people reading these words today don’t need them. I’m glad for you. But a couple of you may.
Peace be to you.