"If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
(1 John 1:9)
It's a fairly common occurrence in Hawaii. Walk into a garage late one night, turn on the lights, and see a couple of B-52 Cockroaches scurry away (Yes, we have more than our share of cockroaches in the islands - BIG ONES, too!). And though we run into them from time to time in the daylight hours, they're especially prevalent at night! Turn on a light suddenly, and you're bound to see some!
In 1 John, chapter one, the author reminds us that God is Light. And God's LIGHT shines in the darkness. It also reveals our sin. Everyone sins - it's just our human nature. But we don't have to remain int hat sin. If we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and just and will forgive and cleanse us. That's a promise. There is no sin so great that it cannot be forgiven.
Nobody's perfect, that's for sure. We all have some cockroaches in our garage. If we're honest enough to admit it, God is faithful enough to forgive. That's grace. That's love. That's LIFE! Amen.