A Tale of Two Lakes
Both lakes are forever. The first our Lord writes of, the second I imagine.
There is a dedicated lake for satan, another for saints. They are as vastly different as heaven and hell themselves.
The evil one knows of them too. One is his eternal dwelling.
I need the second lake, for a BIG problem arises - far too often satan reminds me of my past sin, far more than I ever alert him to his promised future.
When reminded of my sin, a smarter believer would respond with something like:
satan - how long can you tread water for when it is really burning sulfur?
A lake of fiery sulfur awaits the evil one, and he knows it. Furious, he is intent on having company to not suffer in this lake alone.
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)
But, there is too I imagine another lake. It is serene, never disturbed in all of eternity. There are no ripples. None should approach it despite its unsurpassed beauty.
This lake is on heaven's 'perimeter'. It is as deep and wide as eternity. This lake is the Lord's untouchable vault. He tosses His weighty records of ALL my/your sins into it, yet even on breaking the lake's surface my sins record no splash.
Should an unwitting soul (me?) wander towards this delightful body of water (I do this nearly every day, you'd think I learn by now) there are signs at inescapable intervals around its eye-catching shoreline, signs that even I see. They all command exactly the same instruction:
Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more. (Hebrews 10:17)
Next time satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.
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From just one Easter yesterday Jesus secured all my tomorrows.
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