The month of January is named for the Roman god Janus.  His name means ‘arched passageway’ and is depicted as having two faces, one looking forward and one looking behind.  He could look back into the past year and was the passageway looking into the new year. 

    I’m glad Jesus has nothing at all in common with the myth of Janus.   Janus can look back at the past years and see what has happened.  Once I give my life to Jesus and accept Him as my Lord and Saviour, He will not look back into my past.

    In Isaiah 43:25 God says, “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (KJV)  In God’s realm the sins of my past are no more.  In Hebrew the word for blot means to abolish, destroy or utterly wipe out.  If God can put them behind where they can not be seen nor remembered any more, I need to do the same.  Christ’s death on the cross has made me clean, made my sins a forgotten past, but only if I recognize Him as my Lord and Saviour.