I’m on Facebook – which can sometimes be fun, is often aggravating, but is usually (let’s be honest) just a colossal waste of time.

Sometimes, though, I’ll see something really worthwhile in my newsfeed – like the other day when my buddy Chris posted this gem:
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Think about that for a minute. If you had a car that would only go forward, you’d give serious consideration to how you drive – and especially how you park. If you can’t put the car in reverse, you’d weigh all of your driving choices very carefully.

I’ve got news for you: you are driving a life that doesn’t go into reverse. It progresses relentlessly forward, never allowing you to “undo” a poor decision or take a mulligan.

This is a problem that every religion attempts to solve.

  • I’ve done bad things.
  • I can’t put it in reverse.
  • So . . . how do I fix this?

Jesus is the answer that Christianity offers. Because of the cross, God says “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” (Hebrews 10:17)

We have a Savior Who offers forgiveness. Who offers us a “do-over.” Who chooses to forget our shameful past.

Although we can’t shift our lives into reverse, now we can go forward with a clean slate.

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5 Responses to PUT IT IN REVERSE?

  1. Samantha Cheneweth says:

    This is good!!!

  2. Randy says:

    that’s the gospel – yes sir!

  3. Cody Reed says:

    My pickup wouldn’t go into reverse for a long time. I didn’t have the time or money to fix it. Never thought to make a spiritual application from it. Guess that’s why I don’t blog.

  4. Janet Kilpatrick says:

    Your friend is very clever. And you’re right – we can’t put our lives “in reverse.” No turning back!

  5. Jacob says:

    Absolutely! Ha ha!

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