Hear this powerful passage from Paul’s letter to the Galatians. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Galations 3:27). We have “put on” Christ. When God looks at us He doesn’t see us; He sees Christ. We wear Him. We’re hidden in Him; covered by Him.
Presumptuous, you say? Sacrilegious? It would be if it were my idea. But it isn’t, it’s His. We’re presumptuous not when we marvel at His grace, but when we reject it. And we’re sacrilegious not when we claim His forgiveness, but when we allow the haunting sins of yesterday to convince us God forgives but He doesn’t forget.
Do yourself a favor. Take the Roman nails of Calvary and board up the door. Believe in His loving forgetfulness, in His graciously terrible memory.