God’s selective forgetfulness …
A young nun once claimed to have had a vision of Jesus. Her bishop decided to test her truthfulness and ordered the next time she had a vision she should ask Christ what the bishop’s primary sin had been before he became a bishop.
Some months later the nun returned and the bishop asked if she had asked Christ the question, to which she affirmed she had.
“And what did He say?” the bishop asked, apprehensively.
“Christ said …” and the nun paused a moment … “He said, ‘I don’t remember.’”
God not only forgives, He also forgets!
“I — yes, I alone — will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again,” Isaiah 43:25.
The depth of God’s grace goes even to what He chooses to remember; He never forgets His promises to us, but He chooses not to remember the sin He has already forgiven.
If God has forgiven and forgotten your sin, so should you; move forward into the new life you have in Christ instead of trying to look back at something God doesn’t even think of.