Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
THE GOD OF A THOUSAND CHANCES
Tyler, the prisoner I’m mentoring, did not show up last night for a scheduled meeting, nor did he show up the week before when he said he would be there. Also, of late, he has not been returning my phone calls or answering my texts. How many more chances am I going to give him before I let him loose? How many more chances would you give him?
How many times have you and I stood up our Savior? How many times, like His disciples, have we run away from following Him to the cross? And yet He patiently waits for us to return to Him, time after time after time. You see, He is the God of a thousand chances. He never forsakes us.
So how many chances will I give Tyler? The answer is a thousand, more if he needs it. I won’t ever give up on him, no matter how many times I sit in a restaurant waiting for him to show. It’s the least I can do for what Christ has done for me.