When the books of a certain Scottish doctor were examined after his death, it was found that a number of accounts were crossed through with a note: “Forgiven, too poor to pay.”
But the physician’s wife later decided that these accounts must be paid in full and she proceeded to sue for money. When the case came to court the judge asked but one question. “Is this your husband’s handwriting?”
When she replied that it was, he responded: “There is no court in the land that can obtain a debt once the word “forgiven” has been written.”And that is the good news that the God offers to us. God’s attitude is not “I’ll forgive, but I won’t forget,” but rather, “Forgiven, Forgotten Forever.” A God Nod
Across our debt has been written the words, “Forgiven….too poor to pay.” Once a debt has been cancelled there is no one who can collect on it. God wipes it out of his mind.
Oh, if we could only do that. If we could forgive others like that. And most of all, if we could only forgive ourselves like that.