Older Christians with regrets need to hear the gospel again and again:
“Since therefore we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:1, 6)
“Not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith.” (Philippians 3:9)
Over and over.
It is how our Shepherd lays us down in green pastures and restores our troubled souls.
It is how our Friend continues to wash our dirty feet.
It is how our Gardiner keep us fruitful, abiding in the Vine.
It is how our High Priest provides absolution. You are forgiven.
It is how our King gives us victory.
It is how our Groom would have us return to our first love.
Jesus would have you be fruitful today, Christian. Do not be paralyzed by memories of failure or mid/late-life regret.
Revisit the gospel which never gets old or loses its relevance.
Hear the word, confess your sins, and look yet again to our mediator:
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1)