When I stand before the Throne
Dressed in beauty not my own;
When I see Thee as Thou art,
Love Thee with unsinning heart;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know—
Not till then…how much I owe.
-Robert M. McCheyene
I have this excerpt from Robert M. McCheyene’s poem posted on a bulletin board next to my desk. I read it and reread it because I can’t imagine what it will be like to love the Lord with an unsinning heart. I am so aware of my own sinful heart that I often question how the Lord can love me and desire fellowship with me when I fail so very often. When feelings tell me I am a failure and unworthy of forgiveness, I am thankful to know the truth of God’s forgiveness. My faith is not in my worthiness but in His mercy.
Romans 4:4&7 says, vs. 4 When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
David said, vs. 7 Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.
I have a debt of sin that I could never pay but I have a Lord who paid it all. In Christ, all my sins past, present and future are paid in full. I will never have an unsinning heart here on earth but one day I will praise my Lord with a pure, unsinning heart. Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name goes all the glory for Your unfailing love and faithfulness.