Let us start with the cross and with a few words Jesus spoke from the cross and focus on these words, "Father, forgive them." This message is about how to make peace with your past and get on with your life. Receiving and fully accepting the forgiveness of God is the most important step you can take.
Forgiven. It's a word that carries with it mind-boggling questions. Forgiven by God for all my wrongs, all my mistakes, and all my sins seems too good to be true. God's total, unconditional forgiveness is tough to accept. We cannot fathom this kind of forgiveness. Forgiving you is God's idea and is made possible by Christ's death and resurrection. Ephesians 1:7 says, "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" Yes, it's completely mind-boggling, amazing, and true. No matter how awful your sins may have been, God forgives and forgets. God is better than you ever hoped or imagined.
The Jesus of Scripture is gracious, forgiving, loving. The Law demands penalty but grace demands another chance. Our God is a God of unlimited second chances. We as people have an infinite capacity to mess up, so we need a God of second chances.
Luke 23:34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots’’
Ephesians 1:7-8 ‘In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence’
Psalm 86:5 ‘For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.’
God forgives everyone who asks for forgiveness. He is a God of unlimited second chances.