Our Story

October 6, 2006
by Brenda Wood

Psalm 103:12 – He has removed our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west. (TLB)

The loud pop startled me. I thought a stone had bounced off my windshield. But no. Instead, my rear window had splintered into a million pieces. Thankfully, none of the bits had fallen out of place and hurt someone. The main difficulty was that I could no longer see out my back window. Multi-sided glass now refracted light from every direction but the one I wanted.

Sometimes, we Christians mourn our past lives with bouts of the "what-ifs". We check out our rear window and ask questions like "What if I hadn't sinned by stealing, or getting divorced, or hurting so and so?" "What if God had saved me before I had had that painful experience?" "If only I hadn't … blah, blah, blah." Well, we did. It's in the past, and we can't change it. However, when we ask God, He forgives, removes our sin, and helps us look at it anew. Our past can shine in a bright way, in a new direction, showing others their way to freedom with our wonderful, merciful God. Our story can help others find God's restorative healing.

Luke 22:32b – When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start. (MSG)

Prayer: Lord, please shatter the back window of our lives. Shine Your light onto our bits and pieces for the benefit of the folks around us. In Jesus' name. Amen.

About the author:

Brenda Wood <brenda.w@nextcom.ca>
Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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