In Jesus, we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Col 1:14). One of the greatest blessings we can ever have is to know that there is no condemnation now for us because we have been forgiven, cleansed and set right with God.

So often, we are aware of our failings, the many times we let ourselves down, our friends and family, and God. We mess up on such a regular basis that we can feel there is no point trying again. Despair can wrap its tentacles around our hearts and we can feel there is no hope for change. But the good news of the gospel is that God forgives all our sins and removes all the barriers between us and God and therefore gives us power to forgive and be forgiven. As the psalmist said by faith, ‘with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.’ (Ps 130:4)

Forgiveness sets us free. Now that’s a blessing worth singing about!