One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat: “Mom, I’m thinking of something.” This announcement usually meant he had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
“What are you thinking?” I asked. “The rain,” he began, “is like sin, and the windshield wipers are like God wiping our sins away.” After the chill bumps raced up my arms, I was able to respond. “That’s really good, Matthew.”
Then my curiosity broke in. How far would my little boy take this revelation? So I asked, “Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?” Matthew didn’t hesitate one moment with his answer: “Even if we mess up and sin again, God just keeps on forgiving us.” I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on.
Word to the wise: Never try to drown your sorrows. They can swim.
This article “Forever Forgiving” by Staci Romine was excerpted from: www.todaysthought.com web site. June 2009. It may be used for study & research purposes only.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”