After the accident I had last year, my folks became a bit skeptical about my driving abilities. My mother worried about my state of mind even more. I was shaken by it but I put up a very strong “front” as usual. If your family is like mine, nuclear family includes my parents’ siblings, my grandmothers and some cousins. The news went viral ,in the family way. It was as expected though. (lol)
I was one foot out of the house before it happened. I needed to move to my brother’s house because it was closer to school. Fast forward to a couple of weeks after: My sister in-law starts encouraging me to use her car as and when I need it. Then she allows me to drive she and her at that time a little over two months old baby! That was something special for me, really. I was gratefully that she trusted me that much. She didn’t even consider what had just happened. She was positive I was fit for the road. And she was certain she and her son were safe with me. That was the deal breaker! My family joined the trust train and I did too. She gave me a chance!
God gives us second chances too! He looks beyond our past failures. He trusts us with what’s ahead. You cannot keep wallowing in self-pity! Do not lose hope in yourself. So you fell, and then? Get up! Clean the sand or dust off ! Now chest out , heads up, shoulders up, and walk!
Don’t stay down. Down is never an option; Proverbs 24:16”for the righteous falls seven times and rises again…….”
Travis Greene says it nicely.. ”You got up so we could get up again!”
Peter made a mistake, he betrayed Jesus ,but that did not mean it was His end. He did not stay down, neither did he kill himself. He got up and shook the dust off. Knowing full well that he had been forgiven, he went about his Father’s business. He went about witnessing and bringing salvation to people.
God gives us second chances and beyond. He loves us. If He didn’t, Jesus would have never gone through the pain, agony and stress!
Happy Easter! You are loved! Christ will surely come again!