El Sabe/He Knows

Finalmente hay sol! Durante semanas había llovido en Granada todos los días.

Durante la lluvia y el frío me acordé de un dia de verano, caminando en la playa con mi esposa mientras esperábamos la salida del sol en Myrtle Beach, Carolina del Sur. Mientras caminábamos vimos mucha gente, pero algunos no estaban esperando para que salga el sol como nosotros, estaban aprovechando la marea baja para poder recoger conchas de mar. Pero ellos no estaban buscando cualquier concha, estaban buscando las que no tenían defecto. Esas son muchas madrugadas y mucho agacharse en busca de estas conchas “perfectas”.

Muchos de nosotros pensamos que Dios está buscando vidas perfectas y es por eso que lo tratamos de evitar. Decimos que “estoy demasiado lejos para que Dios me perdone”. Pero hay una verdad que todos sabemos, que las olas de la vida nos dejan marcados, con imperfecciones, y quebrados.


Muchos piensan que no podemos ir a la iglesia a causa de nuestro pasado, que no vamos a ser aceptado por Dios porque “siempre fallo”. Aquí hay otra verdad – Dios sabe todo lo que hemos hecho e incluso con nuestro pasado nos ama. ¡Así es! Él nos ama. Dios hizo más que despertar en una mañana de verano a buscar esas conchas perfectas. Él envió a su único hijo Jesús para aquellos de nosotros que hemos sido quebrados por las olas y manchado por las corrientes del pecado.

El rey David sabía lo que estoy hablando cuando escribió en el Salmo 147,3: “Él sana a los quebrantados de corazón, y venda sus heridas.”

En Isaías 1,18, Dios promete queAunque sus pecados sean como la escarlata, yo los haré tan blancos como la nieve.”

A pesar de que tengamos un pasado que nos de vergüenza, Dios está allí esperando por nosotros, amándonos,  porque “Dios no envió a su Hijo al mundo para condenar al mundo, sino para salvarlo por medio de él. ”

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He Knows

We finally got some sunny days! For weeks it had rained in Granada, every single day.

During the rain and cold I was quickly taken to a time of warmer weather and walking on the beach with my wife as we waited for the sunrise in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As we walked we saw many people out there, but some weren’t waiting for the sun to rise like us, they were taking advantage of the low tide so that they can pick sea shells. But they weren’t looking for any sea shells, they were looking for uncracked, unblemished sea shells. That’s a lot of early mornings and a lot of bending over looking for these “perfect” seashells.

Many of us think that God is looking for those so called perfect lives and that’s why we avoid Him. We say that “I’m too far away for God to forgive me”. But there’s one truth we all know, that the waves of life leave us marked, blemished, cracked and broken.


Many think that we cannot go to church because of our past, that we will not be accepted by God because “I always mess up”. Here’s another truth, God knows everything that you have done and even with our past He loves us. That’s right! He loves us. God did more than just wake up on an early summer morning to look for those perfect shells. He sent His only son Jesus for those of us who have been broken by the waves and blemished by the currents of sin.

King David knew what I am talking about when he wrote in Psalms 147.3, “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.”

In Isaiah 1.18, God promises that “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”

Even though we may have a past that we’re ashamed of, God is there waiting for us, loving us,  because “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

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