The message of the Gospel is sin forgiven.
While that may seem almost too simple, it’s anything but. We are told that, through Jesus, all sin is forgiven. That was and is His message and purpose: to die for us so that our sins may be forgiven and we can spend eternity with God.
“Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high’’ Luke 24:45-49 (emphasis added).
We have been forgiven, and even though it is that simple – it is also immensely important. So important that we should tell all of this good news!
It also is an all-encompassing forgiveness of sins; regardless of what we’ve done or how far we’ve strayed from God, we can be forgiven and made clean again simply by repenting for whatever we’ve done.
Even if we’re feeling the shame of abortion, and questioning whether or not God’s grace can reach us when we’re feeling so much guilt and so much sorrow for our sins, the answer is yes it can.
The youngest among us, those who haven’t yet been born, deserve our protection and when we harm them through abortion we are guilty of shedding innocent blood. But experiencing that shame isn’t God’s plan for us to feel forever; God’s plan is that we be forgiven by Him and be freed of all those feelings. The remedy for guilt and shame is knowing that, through Christ, all is well and all is forgiven. Jesus died for our sins, and that is enough for God, no matter what. All we need to do is repent and ask for that forgiveness, and we can know that our sin is forgiven.