One of the criminals who hungthere hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” Butthe other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you areunder the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what ourdeeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when youcome into your kingdom.” Jesus answeredhim, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23: 39 – 43.
Jesusstands ready to forgive any sin in your life, but confession and repentance mean a change of heart. With God’shelp we can accept Christ’s forgiveness and stop our wrong doing. Jesus healsour inner wounds as well as outer wounds by his stripes.
“Hewas wounded… He was crushed… By His stripes we are healed” (Isa 53:5)