He’s the God of Second Chances
By: Ethel Chadwick
Have you ever left a fully cooked meal on the counter or in the toaster oven all night?
People are starving in China and you go and waste perfectly good food! The nerve!
I bet when that happens you get really angry at yourself. You probably call yourself
“stupid” and a whole bunch more mean names. Yeah, I know, I have been there –
embarrassingly more than once.
Just recently I left a delicious meat loaf in the toaster oven all night long. My husband
(the vegetarian) discovered it the next morning. I was mortified! And angry at myself!!!
But my sweet husband just laughed it off and promptly went out and bought more
Then it clicked in my head – the light bulb went off. I had a second chance. And then I
thought of God – His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23). He forgives
us when we make mistakes, so we should forgive ourselves. And we get another
chance. So no more name calling – you are not stupid. You are forgiven. Yes,
forgive yourself and do better next time!!!
That’s delicious news to me!!!
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