The Size of Sin 

          I recently listened to a song by Beautiful Eulogy titled “The Size of Sin.” Every time I hear the lyrics, I am struck by the power in them.    

The size of sin is as small as a grain of sand, but separates between wide ocean and dry land
It’s bigger than bad habits; it’s a matter of man seeking for God’s spot following in the same pattern as Adam
It’s deep-rooted we are the seed of a broken family tree branching out limbs of disease. Look at this mess we leave
This weight of wickedness is heavy as lead, trying to catch its descents like stopping a falling rock in a spider’s web
Its then silk thread begins to snap and all that’s left is the residue that sticks between the cracks
It all ends with a slip into a bottomless pit, grips the heart in the man’s chest still swallowing death
sipping from the glass of God’s wrath and genuine justice, a just Judge must summon for infinite punishment
And when applying we’re undeniable liable
The smallest white lie is enough for being indictable
The size of sin so big it causes a cosmic fraction and Hell is the only relevant response to righteous reaction
This is what our sinful actions actually earned us, but God took upon himself the weight of sin reserved for us; a weight so
significant that only the blood of an innocent one is acceptable and worthy
So rather than make light of it or minimize the size of it, we should marvel at the magnitude of mercy.


I am not sure which line sticks out the most to you, there are plenty to choose from.  That last line is the one I am most familiar with.  I may make light of my sin or minimize it.  I may try to soften the blow to my own ego, saying things in an attempt to justify myself.  I may compare myself to others, saying “well I may be a sinner, but so are they, and they’re worse than me.”  We either don’t talk about sin, or we have become so comfortable with the word and reality of it that we are complacent towards it. We convince ourselves that our sin isn’t a big deal, God will just forgive us.    

This should not be the case, instead we must be humbled and marvel at the mercy God has shown us. Reread those lyrics again, confess your sin, and marvel that God is  compassionate and merciful.   

Scott Hoerner, Associate Pastor of Youth & Young Adults