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.
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.