Can you remember the feeling you had when you knew you had done wrong and were just sure that you were about to be caught? We can all relate to that dark, lonely, sickening feeling of impending doom. What we needed, but seemed impossible, was forgiveness. What was done could not be undone, so our only real hope for restoration was forgiveness. Forgiveness goes beyond mercy to restore the relationship that was lost. The restored relationship is improved (because of the knowledge of that undeserved forgiveness), cemented by an understanding of the love that was necessary to go beyond the offense to genuine forgiveness and unity.
(Acts 26:18-19) “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Whereupon, …I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:”People need us to be faithful to the heavenly vision so that they too may receive forgiveness. This is Missions.