But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. [1Jo 1:9 NLT]
My daughter and I enjoyed the movie, Runaway Bride. Every time the main character was about to take her wedding vows, she did a runner.
As believers, we are part of the Church of Jesus and as such His bride.
Picture this, a bride in her beautiful white dress and wearing expensive jewellery. She runs from the church, and ends up in a dingy pub. After drinking too much, the bride ends up lying in the street. Her dress gets dirty and a mugger grabs her jewellery.
Now, knowing she is not fit to walk down the aisle, she returns in shame to the church where she was supposed to get married. At the church the Bridegroom is waiting for her. He runs to her and puts his coat around her. He embraces her and tells her that he still loves her.
If you are a Christian who has run away from Jesus, He is calling you back. He loves you and wants to wash away your tears and clean up the mess that sin has caused to stain your wedding dress.
Come back to the one who has never stopped loving you deeply.