The God Of Second Chances
I love New Years' time because it is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts and second chances. I thought if things didn't go so well in 2007, then perhaps they might be better in 2008. Can I make the year I want?
The more I pondered and thought, the more I thought about God. I thought about a God who gives people second chances. Think about it. Adam and Eve were given a second chance after the fall in Genesis. Lot and his family were given a chance when God destroyed Sodom and Gamorrah. King David was given a second chance when he killed Uriah and slept with Bathsheba. King Manassah was given a second chance and drove all the idols and Ashara poles out of temple and made the decree that God was the only god of Isreal.
As you look at the New Testament, Jesus gave people countless second chances. He gave the woman at the well a second chance as well as the woman caught in the act of adultery. Zaccheus the tax collector, "doubting" Thomas, Peter and Saul the persecutor of the church who became Paul all were given second chances.
How about you and I? How many second chances does God give us? Why not thank the God of second chances?
What do you think?
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