Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

God doesn’t count our sins nor bind them to us – we have a choice – and nobody understood starting over better than Paul who went from Jesus’ worse persecutor to his wildest fan.  When we choose to follow Jesus, the slate is wiped clean and we begin anew, freed by our choice, and commitment, to live a Christian life.