Steve watched a young friend typing on the computer.  When he made a typo, he just hit the delete key, corrected the error, and went on.   

Steve spoke up:  "With typewriters, it wasn't so simple.  We had to erase our mistakes. Or try to. It usually left a smudge or at least an impression."  The young man's blank stare made it clear:  He'd never used a typewriter. 

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge.  When we go to God and confess our "typos," God hits the delete key.  Because of Jesus, the page is clean: no imprint of the former sin, no eraser marks, no smudges.  Our mistakes aren't gone a little—God deletes them for good . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. (Acts 13:38)

Originally Published: Sunday, February 21, 2010

Howard E. Butt, Jr., is a business leader, spiritual reformer, bridge-builder, communicator, innovator, and author. He is one of America's earliest and most consistent advocates of servant...
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