In a Scottish village lived a doctor noted for his skill and piety. After his death, when his books were examined, several accounts had written across them in red ink: "Forgiven-too poor to pay."
His wife, who was of a different disposition, said: "These accounts must be paid." She therefore sued for the money.
The judge said: "Is this your husband's handwriting in red?"
She replied that it was.
"Then," said the judge, "there is not a tribunal in the land that can obtain the money where he has written 'Forgiven.'"
So when Christ says "Thy sins are forgiven," we are released from our spiritual debts.
The Sunday School Chronicle