We’re so Sorry Uncle Albert


The truth is:  man is so sorry that once God was even sorry that he made us.  To truly be sorry is to feel guilt and possess a need to change and to be granted atonement for our sins.  Even sin as induced by the devil is voluntary as we read:

Luke 22:31-34

31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Here,  we read that even satan had to ask…yes, he had to ask permission to mess with Peter.  God is supreme.

Our sorryness is a condition of being of a sinful nature.  Our natural desire is to sin and please self.  No matter how badly we’d like to attribute our bad behavior on satan, the responsibly falls squarely on our shoulders for we are the ones who call the shots of our own destiny.

We do this first with our speech…the words on our lips and then by our actions:  generally our results are fairly sorry. In the sense of holiness we are a bad lot and can only be described as sorry.

In fact, for those of us we are truly sorry, we should be more often than not be discovered on our knees in gratitude towards the savior who rescued us:  Jesus on the cross.

Whereas the Beatles were sorry for Uncle Albert who had to go away, we are sorry for we learn that we are nothing but dirty rags compared to Jesus and His Father in Heaven.

The trick then is to escape from our sorry state of sorryness and to rise to the pinnacle of redemption.  That redemption can only be attained by route of the Cross and the blood of Jesus on the Cross.

Once establishing our guilt on the foothills of the cross we can then ask for salvation.  And while we are still in a sorry state, Jesus grants that we should be spared.  We are promised hope and a new life eternal guided by someone who is perfect.  That perfection is Jesus and as an ally within His kingdom.   In the comparison of our sorry state to that as a son of God, we learn the true nature of being sorry: and with that we drift from our sorry nature to that of joy.  Our joy is nothing less that the grace from God who grants us immunity from the sorry lot of ourselves. To that extent we are no longer sorry, but transformed to the eventual child that is accepted into the Great company of God Himself with His son, Jesus.  Nothing is ever sorry there

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