“[God is] not only your forgiving God, but your friend. And he has no reservations about you whatsoever!
God has loved me so much that he covered me over completely with the righteousness and blood of his Son. And there’s no more feeling on his part of any kind of having any anger or disapproval with me and no matter what may come out of my past, out of my memories of what anyone may have said against me, good, bad, or indifferent, whatever it may have been.
I am a son of God, or you are a daughter of God, through propitiation . . . and that is unshakeable. It will never be repealed. It is a complete forgiveness.
But more than a complete forgiveness, it is a total reconciliation with God. And it means that he is your friend forever!”
[shared by R W Glenn]