I have a confession to make to you today. I’ve never watched Frozen. I know. I know. I don’t know how that’s happened, but I’ve never seen it. Now, that said, I’ve heard the songs over and over again. Especially the “theme song,” I guess, Let it Go.
I thought of that song today when I read one of the most well-known passages in all the Bible, Jeremiah 31: 31-34. Listen to what it says:
31The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
This is one of those passages that has so many things that speak to us so loudly:
God’s promise to write a new covenant upon our heart. God will be known, personally, by us all. But for me, the passage that really spoke to me was a the very end of the passage.
“I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.”
It isn’t just that God has forgiven you. That in and of itself is enough. But God has forgotten your sin. Your sins are forgiven, and forgotten.
They are no more. They are as far as the east is from the west.
God remembers them no more. He has forgotten them. You are free.
You are free. From your past. From your mistakes. From the things that you have done wrong. You are free.
You can let it go. Don’t hold on to the past any more. Let it go, let it go (you’ve got the song in your head now, don’t you?)
Let your past go. You are forgiven. Today. You are forgiven. Your sins are gone. They are no more.
Today, you can let them go. God already has. You can too. You must too. You can live in new life today.