1 John 2:1-2 (KJVR)
1 My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if
any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous; 2 and he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but
also for the sins of the whole world.

John affectionately writes to those he has lead to Christ to let them know they
are free from sin, but if sin enters their life they have Christ to plead their
case in heaven. Who better that the one who made atonement for all the sins of
the whole world.

If you were choosing a lawyer to represent you, wouldn't you want one that had
seen every possible problem and knew how to deal with it? Then there would be
no surprises at the trial. Well we have an advocate in Jesus who took on every
sin of the world and felt every single pain that came with them. As one of His
children He represents us with all His vigor and love so we can avoid the
sentence of death that comes with the penalty of sin. If you have placed your
faith in Jesus Christ as your lord and savior then you are one of his children
who he gladly represents. Pray that His love will always be evident in your
life and that you understand His forgiveness. Know that He is by your side
taking up for you with each and every sin you confess. Even now He is standing
before the Father ready to ask for your forgiveness.