What If and Why?
By Kathryn Taylor

Is my life really over when…..
 I’ve been swallowed by a whale?

Could I ever let go of….
A tiger by the tail?

Can I ever be forgiven….
If I build a golden calf?

Can I put back together…
Commandments broke in half?

What if I help my son…
Steal a birthright from another?

What if I can’t have children…
When I want to be a mother?

What if I don’t have faith….
To take the Promised Land?

What if I just fell over….
When I should have took a stand?

What if I stole a sheep….
When I had many of my own?

What if I’m choked by thorns…..
Because of seeds I’ve sown?

What if the judging fingers….
Pointed right at me?

What if I drove the nails….
When I should have set Him free?

Why does God still love me….
When I can’t forgive myself?
Why does He set me free…..
When no one else will help?
Why does He understand….
When no one else will try?
Why did He love enough….
To send His Son to die?

Forgiveness, love, and grace…..
He has plenty to go round-
And every one who’s lost….
He wants you to be found-
For HE’ll leave the ninety-nine….
HE’ll run to the prodigal….
HE’ll not throw a single stone….
HE’ll shame the radicals…
For all HE ever wanted 
Was your heart tried and true
All else fades away….
Til there’s just HE and you…


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What do you do after making a huge mistake, when you find yourself so far down the road....you don't know if you can find your way back??.... but more than anything.....you did the opposite of what God would have wanted???
In the Bible there is story after story of God’s faithful and strong.  There’s Jesus... Noah... Abraham… Ruth… Daniel... Mary... Abigail... Joseph...  They were faithful til the end.  Examples of the kind of people we should aspire to be like...

But, there were others too, others who God showed to us as strong and faithful... Sarah…. David…. Samson…. Jonah... Peter…. Martha …. Paul... This group however, is different from the other group.  These saints had serious falls... mistakes that changed history.  Mistakes that hurt others deeply.  Yet, God still showed unconditional love and forgiveness to them.  They repented of their wrongdoing.  They were truly remorseful for the mistakes they made... They loved God and wanted their lives to be His… they immersed themselves in His forgiveness and grace…

So, to each of you, I offer the same hope in the LORD.  There is no sin too great... there is no hurt too deep, that Christ cannot heal you over...  There is no sin or hurt too great that His sacrifice on the cross cannot cover… All He asks is that you come… to call upon Him… to seek His face... and TURN from your sinful ways…

KT

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