A Christian person that I know was once arrested for a crime. It happened over 35 years ago. It was a misdemeanor and this person has never again had any trouble with the law.
However, now, after all this time, that criminal offense is springing up and causing employment problems.
Because there have never been any other problems, it was suggested that this person have their record expunged. This means that the criminal record would be erased, as if it never happened. Expungement is very time consuming and expensive.
Why now, after all this time, is something like this being brought back to the forefront?
Isn't it wonderful that when God forgives us that He never a brings it back up to us? We are cleared. Our records are erased. It is as though it never happened.
Never again do our past sins cause us any new hurts.
"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25 NASB)
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:12 NASB)