A Rash Act
I once heard a story about a young man who had to stand trial for a crime he was accused of committing. His father, a wealthy and well-known rancher, was present for the proceedings. After cross examination and a jury’s deliberation, the young man was found guilty as charged. His punishment was a prison sentence which would take years to complete. As he was handcuffed to be led away to his prison cell, his father looked at his son one last time and said, “I will never forgive you. You have brought disgrace on this family. When you have done your time, you are not welcome home again.”
“Daddy,” the few scrawled sentences started,
Time to Go Home
We don’t have to hope that there is forgiveness.
There is a tree to look to–the cross of Calvary–where we will find God’s forgiveness in the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. How do we get the forgiveness we so desperately need in order to restore the joy of our salvation? On our knees in front of the cross.